VALPOI: With the Assembly elections just around the corner, the State government has begun various initiatives, one being the “Sarkar Tumchya dari”, which means the Government will give doorstep delivery of services to citizens.
However, the principal question in the Sattari taluka remains whether the Government would be able to solve the land ownership issue of teh taluka through the Sarkar Tumchya Dari?
The people in Sattari are facing hardships due to land ownership issues.
The Sattari Bhumiputra Association has demanded that the Government resolve land ownership in Sattari taluka before the Assembly elections.
Speaking at the press conference, Antonio Pinto said that there has been a conflict between the forest department and Bhumiputra in Sattari taluka for the last several years.
The Government must pay special attention to the matter.
A few months ago, there was a conflict between the officials of the sanctuary and the locals at Bandirwada.
The forest department rules and regulations have become a big headache for Sattari Bhumiputra.
The Government has notified the sanctuary without taking teh locals into confidence.
Since then, locals have faced endless problems in this area.
“It is the responsibility of the government to address those issues,” Pinto said.
They said that despite the requests to resolve the issue legally, the State government has continuously ignored it.
“We demand through this press conference that the government should announce its policy on the issue of land ownership before the forthcoming Assembly elections,” the Bhumiputra Association said.
Shivaji Gawasa said that the Government is taking the Sarkar Tumchya Dari initiative to every village and platform but the villagers are still awaiting our land ownership rights.
“Why is Mr Sawant not giving justice to Sattari locals?” he asked.
Officer bearer Arjun Gawade said that the State government has not looked into teh issues of the Common man, that is, ownership rights.
“Hence, we are still sceptical whether the Government will in future solve our issues or not,” he said.
Speaking on occasion, Bate Gawde said that many problems have arisen through the notification of sanctuary.
“The main problem is the growing problem of wild animals. Unfortunately, many welfare schemes of the Agriculture Department cannot be availed as the lands are not in the name of Bhumiputras,” he said.