Poinguinim VP to act against illegal rentals

Coastal residents of Poinguinim illegally renting out their dwellings to tourists and visitors may find themselves in deep waters, as the panchayat has decided to initiate action against them.
This was decided in the Gram Sabha, even as the panchayat secretary informed that the panchayat has already found out that 23 house dwellers have illegally rented out their dwellings to tourists and other visitors, based on their submission of C-forms to the police.
The secretary further said efforts are on to trace more such violators on the village coast, mostly at the stretch of Galgibaga and Talpona.
The residents demanded that the panchayat announce its shack policy before a resolution was passed that show causes in the form of public notices will be issued calling for explanation within 15 days.
The gram sabha also resolved to demarcate buffer zones at 100 metres against government’s decision to enforce it at 1 km radius.
The gram sabha passed a resolution asking the government to correct a major mistake, where certain wards of Poinguinim village are shown in the revenue records of Cotigao.
It was also resolved to ask the government the immediate need for desiltation of Galgibaga river from the source to the mouth, and called for immediate inspection and work commencement.
A committee under Sarpanch Govind (alias Mahesh) Naik was formed consisting of eight villagers and all the respective ward panchas for celebrations of State’s Golden Jubilee year. [H]