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HC Directs Govt. To Acquire Land For Municipalities

The Bombay High Court at Goa on Monday directed the government to hand over whatever land it had to two municipal councils in the State to start their non-biodegradable garbage segregation activities.

When the matter came up for hearing on Monday morning, counsels for Mapusa Municipal Council and Curchorem Cacora Municipal Council pointed out that they could not take up this work as they had no land available with them.

The High Court then directed the government to provide land to these two municipal council while other municipal councils claimed to have the land and started the work.

Advocate Norma Alvares who also undertook to submit a report giving the status of the work done by the different municipal councils in the State so far as tackling the non-biodegradable waste is concerned. The report will be submitted within two weeks.

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