PONDA: Kavlem Village Panchayat today has demolished 7 illegal scrapyards in Dhavli area. The demolition has been carried out on the basis of High Court of Bombay order.
The High Court of Bombay at Goa in its recent order had directed Kavlem Panchayat to demolish the seven illegal scrapyards at Dhavalim within three months.
Based on complaint by locals, Kavlem Panchayat had conducted inspection of seven illegal scrapyards in Survey No 26/1 in 2017 which were given on rent for commercial purpose. The panchayat had ordered demolition of said structures.
Panchayat had claimed that the structures were erected without permission from any authorities.
Kavlem villagers, at a gram sabha in January this year meeting, had expressed grave concern over the scrapyards operating in the Kavlem Village Panchayat jurisdiction and demanded to clear the nuisance from the village.