As there were conflicting claims over the extraction of black metal with the Communidade claiming that no license has been issued and the perpetrator asserting that he had all the permissions, Joaquim Alemao suggested that a meeting be held with the panchayat members, concerned villagers and the stakeholders being present to thrash out the problem.
The issue came up when Joaquim Alemao was at Cavorim Chandor Village Panchayat to hear people’s grievances.
“I can understand the problem faced by the public as I have been to the place and seen the site myself,” he said while pleading helplessness to intervene in the face of the claim that the extractor had the necessary licenses.
However, the Communidade representative clarified that the agreement had lapsed and was not renewed and therefore the continuation of extraction of black metal was iillegal.
However, Joaquim Alemao suggested that a joint meeting he held to thrash out the problem and former South Goa Zilla Panchayat Chairperson Clafacio Dias took up the responsibility of convening the meeting.