Decision to shift IIT from Melauli due to representation from the locals: CM

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Porvorim: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday told the House that the State has proposed to shift the proposed IIT campus from Melauli village in Sattari taluka.

The villagers of Melauli had protested against the proposed IIT project in their village claiming that the facility was usurping their precious land resource.

Sawant told the House, in a written reply, that  the IIT project proposed at Melauli is being proposed to be shifted to another site.

“A Committee has been constituted for identification of a new site for setting up of the permanent campus of IIT in the State of Goa,” he said.

The Chief Minister said that the decision to shift the project from Melauli was taken after the government  received representations from the villagers  objecting to the identified site.

In consultation with the Ministers and local MLA, we have decided to shift the proposed site to another location, respecting the wishes of the villagers, he said.

 

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