PANAJI: The Goa government has instructed the Department of Forest to outlaw drinking and the usage of plastic bottles in forest areas.
Alcohol and plastic bottles will be inspected at the entry point for anyone entering a forest area. Today, CM Sawant issued instructions to that effect.
During its meeting, the State Wildlife Board addressed the plan to construct a dam at Charavne, Sattari, inside the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary.
At the State Wildlife Board meeting held at Mantralaya, Sawant approved the Water Resource Department’s request to construct a dam at Charaunem Village in Sattari Taluka in the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary.
According to the Chief Minister, the dam construction at Charaunem will not only directly benefit 250 farming households by providing them with reliable water for irrigation, but it will also indirectly benefit both domesticated and wild species by creating new habitats.
Dr Pramod Sawant’s support for the plan to build a dam at Charavane Village in Sattari within the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary was acknowledged by Forest Minister Vishwajit Rane.
“The file will be processed and sent to the Government of India for additional clearances. I’m glad that this long-pending project was approved under the presidency of CM. He noted that most of Sattari’s water-related difficulties, which have long impacted the community, will be resolved by this dam.
Rane added that conversations were held regarding creating a management strategy and policies for the division and ensuring they were carried out successfully.