Goa : Tenant farmers from Carambolim are plagued with a multitude of issues that threaten to impact the productivity of their land. Open sluice gates flooded their paddy fields in 2009 and even after repairs they have not been able to return to farming. They have written to chief minister Pramod Sawant to intervene in the matter after multiple complaints to the mamlatdar fell on deaf ears.
One farmer representing the Dhado Khazan tenants association said that it was only till 2009 that Khazan land farmers in Carambolim cultivated their paddy field.The bund was repaired in 2010 at a cost of Rs 4 crore after the farmers requested the bund and soil conservation department to repair it. However, despite it being repaired, the managing committee has not permitted the farmers to resume cultivation.
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