Thursday, December 5, 2013

'Disputed land' in Tuem industrial estate inspected

TNN, Tuem, Goa
Nov 23, 2013

Panchayat minister Laxmikant Parsekar, along with officials from the PWD, forest, Goa Antibiotics and Pharmaceuticals Ltd (GAPL) and others inspected land that is in dispute in the Tuem industrial estate on Friday.

Sources told TOI that since the estate's boundaries are not properly fenced over 50 illegal houses have encroached on the land, while more are under construction. They further pointed out that 3,000 sq m of land belonging to Goa industrial development corporation (GIDC) was recently encroached on by a private builder who has constructed a compound wall.

GAPL officials brought to Parsekar's notice that about 40 illegal constructions have come up in land given to the company and that the firm has filed complaints which are being heard in court.

While the former sarpanch of the Tuem village panchayat, Prajakta Kannaik, has urged the government to regularize the houses and provide them with road and other government facilities, Parsekar said illegal houses on government land cannot be regularized as the law does not permit the same. He said he will try to work out an amicable solution.

"I will place the matter before the chief minister and the revenue minister to seek an amicable solution to the problem," Parsekar said after the inspection.

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