VASCO, Feb. 24 -- Dismayed over the inclusion of Sao Jacinto Island in the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) 2021, the residents on Tuesday were shocked to find their houses, chapel and other remarkable structures excluded.

Around 100 people including women and senior citizens attended the press conference called by a group of youth and locals.

The residents were shocked over the exclusion of their houses, old chapel, heritage tunnel, etc, in draft CZMP 2021 prepared in accordance with CRZ 2011 displayed at the Chicalim Panchayat.

The residents of Sao Jacinto Island said, "The scrutiny of the draft CZMP 2021 received from the government shows glaring discrepancies, especially the houses of the villagers, mostly belonging to the f...