BICHOLIM: The officials seem to have taken the matter of annual floods in Bicholim taluka seriously as already the Bicholim Mamletdar has started convening meeting to avoid the same.
Bicholim mamletdar, Pravinjay Pandit has directed the officials to undertake several preventive measures so as to avoid any untoward incident because of mining pits.
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The mamletdar informed that there will be site inspection of Shirgao and Poira mines on 10th May and told all the officials to be present. He also directed the AE of WRD to coordinate with his counterpart at Tillari dam in order to put all mechanisms in place to prevent any flood like situation in Sal village during the monsoon.
During the recently held meeting the mamletdar directed the assistant engineer of WRD to conduct the inspection of all the mining pits in Bicholim taluka and oversee the arrangements of pumping of water from the pits. The mamletdar directed the mines managers of all the mining companies to render necessary assistance to the officials.
WRD assistant engineer, K P Naik informed that all the mechanisms to pump-out water from mining pits are in place and he is monitoring the situation round the clock.
The AE told that they have already conducted the site inspection of all the mines in the taluka and during the site inspection it was observed that there are no eminent dangers existing in the mining pits which may lead to untoward incident during the forthcoming monsoon season.
The AE informed that he would submit a proposal to the chief engineer with respect to the Tillari in order to prevent flood like situation in Sal and other adjacent villages in the taluka.