VASCO: Salcette Zonal Agriculture Officer Sheriff Furtado made a major announcement on Saturday that the long pending demand of the farmers to have a dedicated Zonal Agriculture Office (ZAO) for Mormugao had been fulfilled with a new office opening up in Cortalim soon.
Sheriff was addressing a large gathering of farmers at an awareness camp organised by the ZAO in association with Velsao Panchayat and Pale Tolem Xetkar Association (PTXA), where a lot of agricultural schemes and subsidies were explained to farmers.
Furtado said that ZAO had the awareness camp in Velsao at the request of the Velsao Sarpanch Diana Gouveia and PTXA President Roquezinho D’Souza.
“There was a long pending demand to have a dedicated ZAO for Mormugao Taluka, who had to travel all the way to Margao, and the good news is that a new office is being set up in Cortalim. Once the office is set up, We will having regular awareness camps and send one staff to the panchayat at least once a fortnight to take care of application forms and formalities for the subsidies,” said Furtado.