The Bombay High Court at Goa disposed of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed with the main grievance with regard to non-constitution of such Board and non-sanctioning of irrigation project scheme as per Section 18 of the Goa Command Area Development Act, 1997.
The Division Bench of Justice M. S. Sonak and Justice Bharat P. Deshpande noted that since the Government has already notified the Board, the prayer in the present petition stands substantially redressed.
D. Pangam, Advocate General submitted that the process for providing the Scheme will start and such scheme will be notified as fast as possible within a period of six months.
The other grievances of the petitioner with regard to conversion and development within such command area could be looked into by the reconstituted Board , observed by the High Court.
In view of the above submissions, the Bench disposes of the petition with liberty to the petitioner to approach the Board.