|March 9, 2018 at 8:10 pm #8174|
The High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed that all the municipalities and panchayats should from April 1 incorporate in the construction licences that disposal of the construction debris would be the responsibility of the licensee.
The High Court adjourned to April 9 further hearing on the contempt of court petition filed over the inaction of the authorities on the continued dumping of debris and garbage along the Panaji-Old Goa bypass road. The Court also directed punitive action against panchayats and municipalities, which fail to take action against the violators.
A government counsel informed the High Court that the state government has notified 13 sites across Goa where people could dump their construction debris.
An activist, in his contempt petition, has pointed out that in 2007 a public interest litigation was filed over the rampant dumping of building debris along the Panaji-Old Goa bypass road. Taking serious note of the gross violations of law, various orders came to be passed by the High Court in that petition which was finally disposed on June 26, 2008, based on a minutes of order that was signed and submitted to the Court.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Disposal of construction debris must be licensee’s obligation: HC to civic bodies, panchayats “