NERUL: Residents of Bhati waddo in Nerul submitted a memorandum on Tuesday to the village panchayat and the local MLA Jayesh Salgaonkar over illegal mud filling carried out on a bund and salt pans. The residents demanded immediate action to stop the illegal mud filling going on at Bhati waddo.
Acting on a report filed by this daily on illegal mud filling taking place at Bhati waddo in Nerul, residents on Tuesday went to the village panchayat and submitted a memorandum and attached a newspaper cutting about the illegal mud filling.
The villagers questioned the MLA Jayesh Salgaonkar and sarpanch Piedade Almeida if any permission was given for mud filling. The panchayat told the residents that no permission was given.
The farmers of Bhati waddo also told the sarpanch and local MLA that their fields were damaged due to the ongoing work as trucks were moving in their fields without permission.
The villagers alleged that a panch member was also involved in the illegal activities and hence no action was taken on the issue. They complained of dust pollution due to the trucks plying to the site.
MLA Salgaonkar meanwhile has instructed the sarpanch to stop the work immediately and to inform the owner to compensate the farmers.