|February 26, 2018 at 4:38 pm #8171|
Garbage, panchayat ghar were the main issues which dominated the Arpora-Nagoa gram sabha held at the Dattatriya Devasthan at Nagoa on Sunday.
The budget for the year 2018 -19 was read out with the income showing Rs 19,037,000 while the expenditure showed Rs 19,236,500. The Arpora panchayat has kept a provision of Rs 37 lakh for garbage collection.
The villagers questioned the gram sabha on the issue of building a panchayat ghar as the village panchayat does not have a hall to conduct the gram sabha or any function. The gram sabhas are presently held at a temple Devasthan located in the village.
The sarpanch told the gram sabha that a plan is being drawn for the panchayat ghar, and the complex will be constructed by the GSIDC on an 800 sqm of land donated by a villager for the good cause. The construction will be of three floors. On the ground floor the panchayat office, on the second floor a library and gym and on the third floor a hall, said the sarpanch.
Nagvekar told the gram sabha that the village panchayat will be getting a new garbage truck and this will be the third vehicle in the fleet of garbage vehicles.
The sarpanch also brought to the notice of the gram sabha that the panchayat will be constructing a shed for the benefit of the garbage contractor to carry out segregation of garbage in the monsoon as people are giving mix garbage and this garbage is not being accepted at the plant.
A resident Tinu raised the issue of increasing the provision of money in the budget to collect garbage in the village as the panchayat needs Rs 3 to 4 lakh per month. The sarpanch said that the panchayat has kept enough provision of cash for collection of garbage.
Anna de Mello raised the issue of maintaining public wells in the village. She requested the panchayat to put pressure on hotels to carry out maintenance of public wells as most of the wells are being polluted due to release of sewage water by hotels.
The sarpanch told the gram sabha that all public wells will have to be maintained for future generations.
The panchayat secretary told the gram sabha that desilting of all nullahs and cutting of bushes along the roadsides will be taken up by the panchayat before the monsoon.
Sarpanch Nagvekar told the gram sabha that Rs 2 lakhs has been kept in the budget for conduct of sports and cultural programmes in the village.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Arpora villagers want panchayat ghar built“