Panaji: Governor Satya Pal Malik visited villages of North Goa District on Thursdayy. During the time he visited the heritage homes of Caetano N.De Souza at Gongrem and Armando Braganza at Mazalwado-Assagao in Bardez Taluka where he discussed about the construction and maintenance of such heritage homes for which he favoured the felicitation of the owners of these houses during the celebration of National Days at Raj Bhavan.
Thereafter the Governor visited the agricultural fields in Corlim village in Tiswadi taluka and had meeting with the farmers and elected representatives in the panchayat hall where he discussed issues related to agriculture.
During the interaction, Governor suggested to the farmers to bring fallow land under cultivation. He also suggested to the agriculture department to organise field visit of farmers to salinity affected lands in Brazil which have been converted into cultivable land.
He assured to discuss with the Chief Minister and other ministers regarding the issues of maintenance of bunds and sluice gates. He explained that the Goan brown rice is in great demand in other parts of the country which needs to be tapped by the farmers of Goa.
Collector North Goa R Menka IAS, Addl Collector-II, Gopal Parsekar, Addl Collector-III, Mahadev Arondekar, Director of Agriculture, Madhav Kelkar, Deputy Collector & SDO, Vivek HP, Deputy Collector & SDO-I, Ashok Potekar, Deputy Collector & SDO-II, Mamu Hage, Mamlatdar Bardez, Laxmikant Kuttikar, Mamlatdar Tiswadi, Franklin Ferrao, Talathi Assagao, Viraj Sangodkar, and ZAO, Neelima Gawas were those