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Tivim locals demand action on dumping of garbage along roads

caption: Tivim sarpanch Sharmila Gadekar presiding over the gram sabha on Sunday

Photo: 18thivim

MAPUSA : On the issue of garbage dumping along the main road, Tivim villagers have demanded action against those dumping garbage by imposing a fine of Rs 5000 on defaulters. The villagers also condemned the brutal assault on FC Goa fan and an Anjuna resident recently.

The gram sabha of Tivim panchayat was held on Sunday at the panchayat hall which was presided by sarpanch Sharmila Gadekar in the presence of deputy sarpanch Leo Pereira along with panchayat secretary Dhiraj Govekar.

During the gram sabha villagers raised concern over garbage being dumped along the main road at Madel near Faj Colony. Villagers said that local residents are allegedly dumping garbage along the roadside and demanded action.

The panchayat secretary said that the main road comes under the PWD department and they are supposed to clear the garbage, however their contract has not been renewed and the panchayat has been clearing the garbage. He further said that CCTV cameras and signboards for no dumping of garbage were damaged by miscreants.

Following the discussion it was resolved to impose a fine of Rs 5000 on those dumping garbage on the roadside.

Robert Colaco raised the issue of the recent assault on a FC Goa fan and his family.  He condemned the brutal assault on Lester and demanded action against police personnel involved in the

crime.

Local resident Mangesh Chari and Vinayak Dhond demanded an explanation from the sarpanch on how a complex was given NOC by the panchayat when the road is hardly three meters from the complex. The residents claimed that the existing road has been shown as eight meters and given an NOC. The villagers demanded the revocation of the NOC.

The sarpanch said that the NOC was given based on the approvals from the Town and Country Planning Authority as the panchayat does not have technical experts.

During the meeting the gram sabha members observed a two minute silence in memory of all those who lost their lives in road accidents.

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