Goa government to compensate 322 damaged houses in Bicholim

September 29, 2021
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BICHOLIM: After assessing the damage to 371 houses affected by the recent floods in Bicholim taluka, the state government released compensation to 322 families. The maximum compensation paid this time is Rs 2 lakh while the minimum is Rs 20,000.

Bicholim mamlatdar Pravinjay Pandit said that six houses will be reconstructed completely by the state government in collaboration with the Rotary Club International, beginning next week.

Pandit said the compensations are being provided after scrutinising the applications as in some cases, two or three applications were received from the same household.

Assistance to flood victims who are yet to receive the aid will be provided soon after the procedure is completed, the mamlatdar said.

Similarly, the process of providing compensation to the affected farmers is in the final stage. As per the report by Bicholim zonal agriculture office, the loss is of around Rs 15 lakh to 86 farmers in the taluka.

Meanwhile, chief minister Pramod Sawant said that emergency system in Goa will be made more strong and a special well equipped team of volunteers will be prepared to provide immediate relief in case of natural calamities in future.

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