PANAJI: AAP Benaulim MLA Captain Venzy Viegas today has raised objection towards the very basic definition laid down in the Goa Daman & Diu Port rules 1983, Amendment No.49 towards the definition government riverine land.
“The revised definition should be as follows: Government Riverine: Means the intertidal zone i.e. area of exposed riverbed falling within or without high watermark and, adjacent to the Government owned shore land on the river bank,” said Venzy
He further said that additional definition of Private Riverine to be introduced as Private Riverine:- Means the intertidal zone i.e. area of exposed riverbed falling within or without high watermark and, adjacent to Private owned shore land on the river bank.
‘Keeping the above mentioned definitions in mind, Amendment Rule 54A use of Government Riverine Land deems applicable to users of Government Riverine as per the definition suggested above,” he added
Venzy said that no private riverine area shall be used for any purpose by any person without any prior written permission of the Captain of Ports and permission fees only applicable.
He also clarified for the purpose of clarity, owners of private land on the banks of the river having the privilege of Private Riverine are deemed to have riparian rights, which means the Captain of Ports cannot impose any charges as per amended Rule 54A.