saline water enters village fields in merces, local farmers upset

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15-feb-2013 .. Paddy and vegetable cultivation in merces village has come to a halt as unwanted saline water has entered in to the field of merces village which has caused a major destruction of paddy and vegetable cultivation forcing a thousand of rupees loss to local farmers …

 According to locals doors of the sluice gates located at manoswadda in the merces village seems to have been kept open forcing the saline water to enter in to the fields of the village of merces…

Speaking to goanreporter a local farmer Charlie dsouza charged the committee members for purposely keeping the doors of manoswadda sluice gates opened due to which saline water had entered in to the village fields

Another farmer Teo Pereira from chimbel said fields have been destroyed with the local as well as government authorities were least bothered to take a note of what illegal was going on at the manoswaddo sluice gates …