Tuesday 15 Jun 2021

Agri land to be used to construct museum

THE GOAN NETWORK | JUNE 11, 2021, 12:57 AM IST

PANAJI
The land acquired earlier for agriculture development will now be used for the construction of the Museum building at Old Goa. 

The State government has already taken the decision and on Wednesday gave an ex-post facto approval for the transfer of 9,520 square metres of Agriculture Department land from Old Goa village to the department of the museum. 

This land under Survey No. 125/1 of village Ella, Tiswadi taluka will be used for museum building.

The government has put an interesting condition that the department of the Museum will allow the agriculture department to use the existing Mango trees and Banana plants for propagation purposes and harvesting of 

produce.

The 20-year-old building of the museum at Patto is in a dilapidated state and the government has now planned to build a new building at Old Goa. The government has already transferred the land on June 2, 2021 and after that that proposal has been given post-facto approval in the Cabinet.

Presently all antiques are shifted from the Old Patto building to the Adil Shah palace in Panaji.

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