Goa : While most teenagers would find themselves busy outraging about how their social life has come to a brief halt owing to the pandemic, 15-year-old Nathan D’Souza from Taleigao has taken a stand to save the village’s fields that have been taken up by the local panchayat to build a new panchayat ghar.In a letter personally submitted to Taleigao MLA Jennifer Monserrate on Tuesday, D’Souza demanded her intervention in the matter.
“Although we already have a functional panchayat ghar, our tenable fields are being snatched from us to construct another panchayat ghar. My family field has always yielded great produce and it is our only source of income,” the letter to Monserrate states.He spends his free time kitchen gardening microgreens and mushrooms at home.
“We want people’s support in this matter, without which we cannot do anything. The government already gives various schemes and trainings to farmers. But students like me require workshops, and if possible, a farming course in our curriculum to further popularise this activity.” he added.The land cultivators have filed a criminal complaint against the present sarpanch and the then sarpanch and other people connected with the case with the Panaji police.
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