Drawing inspiration from the letter received from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Raia villagers, on Saturday, resolved to protect the springs and other water bodies in their village, as they prepared themselves to conserve water.
The Prime Minister Modi, through his letter to the sarpanchas, has urged to conserve the rainwater as the country is facing water crisis.
Anthony Fernandes congratulated the Prime Minister for sending the said letter. A village Francis Rodrigues, while appreciating the move, sought to know as to who would fund the project for water conservation.
Xavier Fernandes, the former sarpanch and chairman of the village biodiversity management committee highlighted the need to protect the village springs.
He suggested to the panchayat to carry out inspection of the springs and water bodies in the village to know about their factual status.
The panchayat secretary read out the Prime Minister’s letter, and later noted down suggestions put forth by the villagers on the issue of water conservation.
Earlier, the sarpanch Emma Gomes welcomed the villagers for the extra ordinary gram sabha, convened at the instruction of the BDO office, and explained one point agenda of the meeting.
Local MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco was also present for the meeting.