|June 14, 2014 at 1:26 pm #5474|
As civic bodies across the State grapple with garbage management, Bicholim Municipal Council seems to have got it right, winning acclaim from the Directorate of Municipal Administration (DMA) and Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA). BMC has been ranked the best as far as garbage collection, segregation and door-to-door collection is concerned.
Addressing media persons on the World Environment Day programmes organized by GSUDA on June 5, in all municipal councils, Member Secretary Elvis Gomes said that BMC has overcome all hurdles and has ensured proper solution to the garbage menace even as towns such as Margao known as the commercial capital of the State, are still struggling with garbage. BMC has managed to put a proper system in place to segregate and dispose off waste generated in the municipal area, he said, and the BMC has a garbage treatment plant where on an average four to five tons of waste is treated.
Bicholim is followed by Ponda Municipal Council (PMC), which has accomplished 50 per cent target as far as tackling garbage crisis is concerned, he said.
Gomes stated that most municipal councils such as Margao had failed to implement door-to-door garbage collection, despite government taking the initiative and providing all required infrastructure.
The Director said that like Bicholim, most of the municipal councils have set up garbage plants but these are not in working condition.
Source/Reference: Herald, “Bicholim praised over garbage management“