The villagers pointed out that neglect of this natural drain has resulted in the village getting flooded for the last years and demanded that the panchayat immediately takes up the work of desilting it and also constructing embankments wherever required.
Sarpanch Minguel D’Costa revealed that while land owners had given the NOC to repair the nullah some had not and appealed to the villagers to convince them to issue the same.
He said while Member of Parliament Francisco Sardinha’s approval for taking up the work under MLPAD Scheme is still awaited, the panchayat had already undertaken works in Arossim costing around Rs. 5 lakhs.
The faulty design of the culvert constructed by the PWD near the Panchayat also came up for discussion, with members pointed out that the T B Complex and even the panchayat ghar was getting flooded because the culvert was not properly designed.
The villagers demanded that the Panchayat should enforce its authority even if higher authorities like the PWD take up any development works in the village.