Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Mopa airport: 14 Dhangar families to get 2 BHK houses

Panaji: Fourteen Dhangar families in Mopa, who have been displaced with their land taken for Mopa International Airport, will get possession of 2 BHK houses built for them in Casavarnem village in North Goa. An official said each dwelling unit also has a cow shed attached.
An official said the rehabilitation project for 14 project-affected families of Mopa International Airport is scheduled for Wednesday. “This must be the first instance in the state where affected parties have been rehabilitated with such promptness,” he said.

A community hall has been built as part of the project where those rehabilitated can organise their programmes or activities.

The Dhangar community, totalling around 20,000 persons, are predominantly found in Sanguem, Dharbandora, Sattari, Quepem and Bicholim talukas.

The community is still fighting for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status and is one of the most marginalised communities in the state. It is engaged in dairy farming and farming. Most are involved in goat farming as the Dhangar community reside in hilly areas of the state.
28/11/18 Times of India

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