Pissurlem’s Gaonkarwada water bodies polluted

The environmental and pollution control wing of the directorate of health services (DHS) has stated that water bodies like wells, seasonal nallas in Gaonkarwada, Pissurlem, are contaminated with coliform organism and that the water is not safe for human consumption.

Following complaints filed Shankar Narayan Parab and Minika Parab from Gaonkarwada, the Pissurlem's former sarpanch Sagun Wadkar asked the community health centre to collect water samples and the same were sent for analysis. N S Shirodkar, senior scientific assistant and P B S Hedge, scientific officer of environment and pollution control wing of the DHS has submitted its report to Dr Surekha Parulekar, health officer of Valpoi.

"I am aware about the issue and will convene the meeting of concerned industrial units responsible for causing water pollution in Gaonkarwada," said Vijay Parab, sarpanch of Pissurlem. [TOI]