CANACONA: Declaring Nadkem, Keri and Endrem as ‘Epic Ambitious’, the State government has taken up to develop these three residential hamlets in Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary in Canacona Taluka.
Canacona Dy. Collector Ramesh Gaonkar, along with Mamlatdar Manoj Korgaonkar, recently held a meeting in the village at an Anganwadi in Nadkem to explore the possibilities of providing/extending all the facilities to these remote hamlets in Canacona’s Khotigao village.
According to reliable sources, each residential Ward has about 210 residents, mostly belonging to ethnic Tribal Communities.
The least of just about 20 people reside at Endrem, about 70 people reside virtually on a steep hillock of Keri, and about 120 people live at Nadkem.
With the concept to develop these 3 areas, the government is exploring how well the focus can be used on Nutrition and Health care, Education and Skill Development, Financial improvements, Basic facilities such as Water supply, Power supply, Roads, Impetus to boost Agriculture and need for and provision of any or specific basic Infrastructure in the localities. Keri and Endrem have no power supply, and Tribal people are known to use chimney lights during the night time after the non-functional Solar panels are installed for the village.
Along with the 3 villages Budhvont’s Babu Gaonkar, Anand Gaonkar and Ramesh Gaonkar and officials from CPWD, the official of Canacona Dy Collector and Canacona Mamlatdar discussed various issues in the presence of Sarpanch Anandu Desai, Forest Officer Anant Velip, WRD Kishore Parwar, and a few other officers.