Margao – Pillerne Industrial Fire is an Eye Opener. Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant must stop Event Management & focus on Disaster Management. I appreciate the efforts of the Fire Fighters to control the fire but Governments unpreparedness to handle such situation got completely exposed, stated Leader of Opposition Yuri Alemao.
Last Assembly Session, I had cautioned Government on “Time Bomb” ticking at Cuncolim Industrial Estate due to negligence of Authorities on illegalities in various Units. Pillerne Fire has proved me right and once again exposed the compromising attitude of the authorities with the illegally operating industrial units which ultimately cause accidents claimed Yuri Alemao.
Few days back there was Amonia Gas leakage in one of the Unit of Cuncolim Industrial Estate. Government just did not bother to get to the root cause of the leakage. Closure of one of the illegally operating unit in the Industrial Estate was recommended by GSEAC after i raised an alarm. I want to know why Insustries Department, Factories & Boilers, Labour Department and others dont act on their own? questioned Yuri Alemao.
I demand that high level inquiry under Retired High Court Judge must be done of the Fire at Pillerne Industrial Estate. The same Committee should also be given mandate to assess the situations in various other Industrial Estates in Goa with respect to their compliance with regulatory conditions and their readiness to face any disaster, Yuri Alemao said.
I have replies to various Legislative Assembly Questions which reveals that there is absolutely no control of any Government Authority on any Indistrial Unit in Goa. Every Department just tries to point finger at each others. The result is disaster like fire at Pillerne, stated Yuri Alemao.
Pillerne fire brought dark clouds over Capital City Panjim. Time has come for every Goan to think differently now. We have a choice of either living under the dark clouds of pollution or shutting down all such units and businesses which cause harm to our health. We must take a call now before it is too late, warned Yuri Alemao.