VASCO: Communidade of Chicalim-Vaddem-Chicolna-Dabolim rejected a proposal of 1 lakh square metres for the garden in Chicolna during its general body meeting on Sunday. Only two of the 26 members present for the meeting supported this proposal.
The dream of building a garden in Chicolna on the 1 lakh square metres of Communidade land went down the drain after the proposal was shown a dustbin by the Communidade members of Chicalim-Vaddem-Chicolna-Dabolim during their general body meeting.
According to the information available from reliable sources, out of 26 members present during the general body meeting, 24 members opposed the proposal straightforwardly.
The Communidade members expressed disappointment over the illegal encroachments on the Communidade lands and questioned the need for 1 lakh square metres of land for the garden.
Speaking to the reporters, Mahendra Salkar, Attorney of the Communidade, said that the government should remove all the encroachments on Communidade lands. The Communidade members are not getting a piece of land, and some outsiders are encroaching on the Communidade land. Until and unless the Communidade members get the land, we won’t give land to anyone.
He further said that the proposal which was put for 1 lakh square metres of Communidade land was rejected by the majority of the members during the general body meeting as we are unaware of the specifications and details of the garden.
Another member present during the meeting also pointed out that most of the landlords are without any land and stay in rented premises. These members have remained as caretakers of the Communidade land of their ancestors.