Taking cognisance of the plight of the traditional farmers of Sancoale, Cortalim MLA Alina Saldanha, on Monday, assured the executive committee members of Ille Bhaile Khazan Association of constructing a sluice gate at the Bandolem lake which will benefit over 200 traditional farmers in cultivating their fields.
As per information from the executive committee members of IBKA, they were facing difficulties to cultivate their fields in Sancoale due to the entering of saline water into their fields.
“We have requested the local MLA Saldanha to make immediate provision to construct a sluice gate which will help the traditional farmers to cultivate their fields,” said IBKA execute member.
Looking at the plight, Saldanha on Monday inspected the Bandolem lake in Sancoale along with the engineers of water resources department and assured the farmers to construct a sluice gate which will benefit over 200 farmers to cultivate their fields, without facing any problem of saline water entering into their fields. She said that there were cases of fields getting destroyed due to the entering of saline water.
“I have proposed a new sluice gate in the interest of the traditional farmers. Our government is committed to protect the rights of the farmers and fishermen,” said Saldanha. “The WRD engineers will prepare an estimate in order to construct a sluice gate at Bandolem lake in Sancoale and within some days, the construction work of the proposed project will begin,” informed Saldanha.