Goa IIT: Goa CM Pramod Sawant meets villagers opposing IIT campus mission

PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday visited a village in Sattari taluka to satisfy the tribals who’re opposing a proposed IIT campus of their space. Sawant assured residents of Melualim village in North Goa district that the mission could be taken ahead solely after taking them into confidence.

“We are going to type a committee of 15 individuals who will talk about the mission with me. All the problems raised by locals over the mission could be addressed,” stated Sawant.

The villagers, nonetheless, refused to withdraw their agitation, saying their single-point demand is that the state authorities shift the Indian Institute of Expertise (IIT) campus mission from their village.

Sawant advised the villagers that the state authorities is able to rehabilitate those that could be affected by the mission and would additionally regularise the land titles, which has been pending since lengthy.

The chief minister stated the villagers would profit out of the mission.

“On no account, we’ll pressure the mission on the individuals,” he stated.

The locals have been opposing the mission, below which the IIT campus is proposed to be arrange on 10 lakh sq. metre land in Melaulim village.

Throughout the interplay with the chief minister, the locals unanimously stated they don’t seem to be within the mission being taken up of their village.

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