|December 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm #4959|
As part of his ongoing taluka-level sessions on solid waste management, Chief Secretary B Vijayan on Wednesday interacted with elected members of local bodies in Mormugao Taluka and appealed to the local bodies to segregate the dry and wet waste before disposal.
Others present at the programme included Vasco MLA and KTC Chairman Carlos Almeida, Mormugao Municipal Council Chief Officer Y B Tavade, Member Secretary of Goa Pollution Control Board Levinson Martins, Mormugao Deputy Collector Gaurish Sankhwalkar and members of the six panchayats of Mormugao taluka and Mormugao Municipal Council.
Vijayan advised the members of the local bodies to start door-to-door collection of dry and wet garbage collection and not to mix plastic bags and other plastic items in the wet garbage.
Vijayan informed the gathering that the State government has signed a contract with cement companies in Karnataka to recycle plastic.
Vijayan requested panchayat members and councillors to pack separately the dry plastic bags, including pet bottles, shampoo sachets and other plastic items and stack them, adding that Martins will then lift the plastic items and take it to the baling site.
The dry plastic will then be compressed and packed into bundles, before being transported to the cement factory at Karnataka to use it in their kilns.
Later speaking to reporters, Vijayan said most panchayats have not availed funds that the government has allotted to tackle the garbage problem. “The panchayat should collect the fund before March 21, 2014 and utilise it for garbage collection,” he said.
Almeida informed that once the garbage treatment plant at Headland Sada is upgraded, the council will be in a position to lift garbage from all panchayats of Mormugao taluka.
Source/Reference: Herald, “Most VPs have not availed funds alloted to fight waste“