Committee visits Satre landslide site; To submit a report to govt

Goemkarponn desk
VALPOI:
The landslides at Satre in Sattari taluka caused large-scale floods, maybe due to the massive deforestation in 2006, sources told Goemkarponn.
To find out the exact reason for the landslides, the government appointed a committee, which recently visited the incident site.
During this visit, the committee has found that the soil has given way for landslides due to the massive deforestation in 2006 combined with heavy rainfall this year.
About 2 km of the hill has come gushing down, causing massive damage to forest resources.
It is learned that a report will be submitted to the government in this regard, and after that, the authorities will consider taking measures.
The committee, headed by Pradip Sarmukadam, head of the Biodiversity Board, conducted a thorough inspection of the recently collapsed mountain.
They have conducted investigations, and photographs have been taken at different angles. A report in this regard will be submitted to the government soon, sources said.
Though landslides have been happening here, this is the first time the government took serious note of the incident.
The climate change scientist Dr. Rajendra Chaturvedi Geologist and Principal of Damodar Mangalji College Dr. Dilip Arolkar Assistant Deputy Forest Officer Paresh Parob, Range Officer of Mhadei Sanctuary Deepak Tandel, Assistant Engineer of Irrigation Department Shailesh Pokle, Dr. Manoj Borkar, Dr. Manoj Ibrampurkar, Geologist, Botanist, Zoologist, Climate Change Specialist, Environmental Scientist, Groundwater Scientist Praveen Parab, Deputy Collector of Sattari Taluka,
Valpoi Divisional Agriculture Officer Vishwanath Gawas and others were present.
Due to rains in these areas, swamps have formed in the collapsed soil; thus, the committee members could not reach the top.

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