|May 26, 2014 at 4:44 pm #5414|
The boundary dispute between Chimbel and Merces panchayats figured yet again at the Chimbel gram sabha on Sunday, with the locals demanding that the panchayat authorities should take the issue seriously so that there is no loss of revenue to the Chimbel Panchayat.
The villagers highlighted how the Merces Panchayat is reportedly issuing licences in parts of Morombi-O-Grande, despite the areas being governed by Chimbel Panchayat, thereby causing loss of revenue.
The locals advised the panchayat authorities to write a letter to the Town and Country Planning (TCP) to direct the correspondences to the Chimbel Panchayat, for any approval of projects in areas of Morombi-O-Grande.
Agreeing to the proposal, Deputy Sarpanch Chandrakant Kunkolkar said the boundary dispute case between Chimbel and Merces is currently in the court of the Deputy Director of Panchayats.
The issue of Indira Nagar waste also was highlighted at the meeting with a local Govind Shirodkar questioning the panchayat why it is not preparing a long-term plan to sensitise the locals on keeping the area clean.
“The Indira Nagar residents are haphazardly dumping their waste in open spaces and drainages, which then flows into the fields,” Shirodkar said and opined that if immediate solution is not found to the problem, it would lead to serious health crisis in Chimbel in the near future.
“The panchayat spends most of its fund in cleaning the drainages at Indira Nagar locality while neglecting the local areas,” Shirodkar claimed while stating that it is only a temporary measure which is unlikely to solve the problem permanently.
Shirodkar further said the panchayat is unable to solve the garbage problem plaguing the village as it is not involving the locals to tackle the issue.
“Several like-minded individuals are interested in lending their services to find a solution to the ever-growing garbage problem,” he added and requested the panchayat to take the help of these individuals so that the village is rid of the garbage problem.
Source/Reference: Herald, “Chimbel meet discusses boundary dispute“