Hutments flourish in Margao

 

Hutments of migrants have come back to haunt the municipal and district authorities.
More than two months after the authorities literally played a hide and seek game with the migrants, hutments have re-surfaced in the open space adjoining the KTC bus stand, right under the nose of the district authorities.
  Last time round, the presence of the hutments had come under the scanner of the local NGOs, who raised a storm, prompting both the Margao Municipal Council and the district administration to crack a whip.
Sadly, though the hutments made their presence a week ago, neither the Margao Municipal administrator nor the district authorities have acted against the structures.
In the past, allegations were made that unscrupulous elements were collecting haftas from the hutment dwellers in lieu of occupying the government land. [H]