Velim forum against land acquisition for Cutbona jetty

The Velim Civic and Consumer Forum on Friday lodged its strong objection to the acquisition of land admeasuring 30,000 sq mts for the Cutbona project.

In her objection filed before the Land Acquisition Officer, Forum secretary Ramona Almeida said the VCCF joins the people of Velim in their demand for scrapping of the eco-sensitive khazan farm lands at Cutbona, which seeks to favour a few.

She drew attention of the LA officer that Velim Benjamin D’Silva has gone on record at the extraordinary gram sabha held on August 15 that he was with the people in their demand to scrap the land acquisition.

Almeida said the VCCF at its meeting on Sunday deliberated the issue and have resolved to join the people in their opposition to the land acquisition, while strongly objecting to the illegal implementation of section 7 by the Revenue Department inspite of the matter being kept on hold on September 1, 2010. [H]