MARGAO: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that a study will be initiated into the issue of mangroves coming into the navigational channel in River Sal
“A study into the issue of mangroves coming in the navigational channel in river Sal at Assolna and also look into the issue of illegal scrapyards operating in Sao Jose de Areal,” said Sawant.
The Velim MLA had pointed out that river Sal is the home to numerous species of mangroves, and one such region along the river Sal is a village called Banda, Ambelim.
“Here, it has been observed that there are many islands of mangroves, and recently, these mangroves, due to silting of the soil, are growing extremely closer to the coast.
In the representation made to the Forest Department, the MLA has proposed the mapping of the number of mangrove islands along the river Sal and the islands along the village of Banda, Ambelim.