PANAJI: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant approved the proposal of the Water Resource Department for the construction of a Dam at Charaunem Village at Sattari Taluka in Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary at the State Wildlife Board meeting held at Mantralaya today.
Chief Minister said that constructing a dam at Charaunem will benefit 250 farmers’ families to have sustainable water for irrigation and indirectly benefit wild and domesticated animals as it will develop a new ecosystem.
The meeting was also attended by Shri Vishwajit Rane, Forest Minister, Dr Deviya Rane, Chairman Goa Forest Development Corporation (GFDC) Chairman, Shri Ganesh Gaonkar, Chairman, Goa Tourism Development Corporation, Puneet Kumar Goyal, IAS Chief Secretary and other officials.
Various other issues were also discussed, including the status of the declaration of Tiger Reserve in the State.
Chief Minister also directed the Department of Forest to ban the use of alcohol and plastic bottle in the entry point of forests.