Rehabilitate evicted families in Baina: CM to Goa govt

Rehabilitate evicted families in Baina: CM to Goa govt

 Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has urged the Goa government to rehabilitate the 157 Kannadiga families who came to the streets after their homes were demolished by the government at Baina beach in Goa.

Siddaramaiah said that the families have to be provided accommodation based on the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority orders under Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986.

Cooperation requested

In a letter dated October 1, Siddaramaiah has requested Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar to extend his cooperation and empathetic intervention in the matter.

Outlining that Karnataka had expressed its concern on the same twice, he has said that the governments are duty-bound to provide homes to the shelterless.


Former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar has assured that all families that have stayed in Goa for five years or more would be rehabilitated after identification of suitable land and construction of houses, the letter also states.

Since this will take time, the government would compensate them in other ways on a temporary basis, Parrikar had assured in the letter.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka Boarder Area Development Authority (KBADA)  has requested Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to take immediate steps to rehabilitate the families.

Speaking to reporters, Subash S Chayagol, chairman, said that he had spoken to the chief minister in this regard.

Financial assistance should be provided to the affected people under the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, he added.

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