Wednesday 17 Jul 2024

Govt seeks disaster management team report on Pernem landslides

THE GOAN NETWORK | JULY 11, 2024, 02:02 AM IST

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has sought a report from the District Disaster Management team regarding the recurrent landslides on the national highway at Naibag-Pernem. The NH recorded three landslides over a span of 48 hours, which prompted authorities to close the road.

The major landslide on Tuesday followed another landslide. Both happened shortly after a retaining wall collapsed on July 7 amid heavy rainfall.

“I have asked for a report from the disaster management team. They are looking into it,” Sawant said, adding that appropriate action will be taken.

Goa was on Red Alert for three consecutive days from July 7-9 during which 11 mudslides/landslides occurred in various parts of the State.

Salary hike for sarpanchas, panchas

Meanwhile, the State cabinet on Wednesday approved a salary hike for sarpanchas, deputy sarpanchas, and panch members by Rs 2,000. As per the new salary structure, sarpanchas will get a monthly salary of Rs 8,000, dy sarpanchas Rs 6,500 and panch members Rs 5,500. The Chief Minister said that the hike will have financial implications of Rs 2.63 crore per annum.

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