District magistrate directs Goa electricity department to halt laying 33KVA high tension electricity cables from Parra, Verla and Canca villages farms.
Earlier this year, farmers opposing laying of electrical cables from agricultural fields had approached the Goa high court. The petition was referred to collector and DM for resolution by the high court.
According to the district magistrate “ It has asked the Electricity Department to halt its work, and commence the process of identifying the land owners and also seeking their consent”.
DM also said that “If the land owners object to the line, the Electricity Department would be free to approach the DM”.
Next hearing in this regards has been scheduled on 28th October at 4:00 PM