Goa : The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) has asked state authorities to ensure that no human waste is disposed into the Sal at Betul, Quepem.Water Resource Department applied to the GCZMA for a NOC to construct a flood retaining wall in Betul, along the nallah from the primary school at Betul, which subsequently joins the Sal at the mouth.The proposed length of the flood retaining wall is about one kilometre. Along the site of the proposed retaining wall, there are human settlements.
“Authority allowed the construction of flood protection wall subject to proper prior arrangement by the residents living in the immediate vicinity to stop disposal of untreated human and solid waste directly into the river,” the GCZMA said.The existing retaining wall has developed cracks and it is feared that it can collapse due to heavy wave current. Therefore, the wall requires repair and reconstruction.
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