The Taleigao Village Panchayat after issuing notice to the City Corporation of Panjim (CCP) has now posted security guards at the garbage dump site in its jurisdiction to ensure that no garbage from Panjim is dumped there.
Panjim Mayor Yatin Parekh admitted that the Taleigao Panchayat has served notice not to dump any garbage at the site on grounds that during monsoons it will wash down in the village causing major problems for the locals.
As the composting pits of the CCP are already filled, the Corporation is now in a dilemma and has turned to Patricia Pinto who has been nominated in the CCP only to tackle the city’s garbage problem.
The Taleigao Panchayat’s sudden move is likely to affect the garbage collection from the village also as CCP collects the village from the village for permitting it to use the garbage dump site in it.
It is learnt that the CCP had resolved to construct a compound wall surrounding the site after a request to that effect was made by the Taleigao Panchayat. However, Secretary Urban Development has reportedly refused to sanction the funds for the same arguing that the site is neither within the CCP’s jurisdiction nor in its possession.
Meanwhile, Corporator Surendra Furtado while suggesting that the CCP should concentrate on the Bainguinim site which is in its possession wondered what happened to the Rs. 60 lakhs that was sanctioned by the government to develop Bainguinim site.
However, Parekh revealed that the CCP had gone slow on the Bainguinim site following instructions from Chief Minister Digambar Kamat.