Hundreds of residents from Guleli village in sattari Taluka on Thursday staged protest demonstration in front of its Panchayat opposing construction new campus for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Villagers claimed that the state government was trying to construct the campus in a 10 lakh square metres of land by razing thousands of tress & forest cover. Villagers in there sloganeering lambasted Goa Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane and local Sarpanch. Various, social organization including Revolutionary Goans have extended support to Guleli villagers, opposing the state governments deforestation policy.
Meanwhile, the state government on Thursday transferred Dy. Collector & SDM of Sattari Mangaldas Gaonkar to Dy. Director ( Admin – DGP ) with additional charge for TCP department . Rajesh Ajgaonkar has been appointed as new Dy. Collector & SDM of Sattari.