Margao:  November 2, 2017 … Revenue Minister, Shri Rohan Khaunte paid visit to the Cotigao village in Canacona Constituency the flood prone Village during monsoons and which saw the flood fury recently causing heavy loss to the farmers.

Shri Khaunte accompanied by Shri Isidore Fernandes, MLA, Canacona Constituency; District Collector, South and Chairman of District Disaster Management Committee, Smt Anjali Sehrawat, IAS; Joint Secretary, Revenue, Shri Anthony D’souza, other officials and elected representatives visited the flood prone areas in the Villages and listened to the grievances of farmers and locals.

Shri Khaunte assured the farmers of various steps will be taken up to avoid flood like situation before the next monsoon season. He also directed the officials to provide Canacona Constituency top priority in Disaster Management Plan. He said his visit was exclusively to understand the problems faced by farmers at ground level.

Asserting that Government will stand by the famers in providing support in any situation assured the locals of taking up all the preventive measures before the onset of monsoon to avoid flood like situation and also urged the locals to come forward with various ideas.

Shri Khaunte also visited the Orchid flowers plantation shed of Sarpanch, Cotigao Village Panchayat, Shri Umesh Gaonkar and also the 20 point programme areas of Pulke and Mastimol Villages and discussed various issues concerning these areas.

Chairperson, Cancona Municipal Council, Smt Prarthna Naik Gaonkar; Vice Chairperson, Miss Samita Dhuri and Councillor, Smt Chaya Komarpant welcomed Shri Khaunte at Mastimal 20 point programme area.

Others present during this half day long visit included Sarpanch, Cotigao Village Panchayat, Shri Umesh Gaonkar; Sarpanch, Gaondongrim Village Panchayat, Smt Suman  Gaonkar; Additional Collector, Shri Johnson Fernandes; Deputy Collector, Shri Kedar Naik; Mamlatdar, Shri Ramesh Gaonkar and Zonal Agriculture Officer, Shri Chandrahas Dessai


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