|January 29, 2018 at 6:15 pm #8161|
The gram sabha of Pomburpa-Olaulim, on Sunday, discussed the issue of ‘Swachh Bharat’ survey, being carried out by District Rural Development Agency along with the Directorate of Panchayats.
Not satisfied with the ‘outcome’ of the survey, the villagers asked the panchayat to write to sanitary inspector of health centre to undertake independent the survey to find out the requirement of toilets in the village.
During the gram sabha, former sarpanch Vinay Chopdekar questioned about the ‘status’ of Swachh Bharat survey, which was undertaken in the village.
Deputy sarpanch Rashmita Hadfadkar informed that “toilets which were built in 2000 are in a very bad state, and as few are broken, hence the people have to go to forest area.”
She further informed that “the survey data is almost ready, and around 1121 houses have been surveyed, out of which 187 are without toilet and the most affected wards are 3 and 4.”
Chopdekar also added that “in some wards, there are cases wherein people are letting their sewage into storm water drains, and as a result neighbours are suffering.”
Adding further, the deputy sarpanch informed that “while conducting the survey, we faced difficulties as the people were reluctant to share information on toilets,” and suggested to write to sanitary inspector of health centre to undertake survey to find out requirement of toilets.
It was also suggested that ward-wise survey should be done.
The gram sabha also passed a resolution to impose garbage collection fee of Rs 100 per year.
As suggested during the previous gram sabha, officials of BSNL and traffic cell were present, and the villagers raised their grievances.
It was then decided that the panchayat will make a representation to both the departments
The meeting was presided over by sarpanch Prabhakar Halarnkar. Panchayat secretaryAvelino D’Souza was present.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Pomburpa–Olaulim villagers want ‘resurvey’ on toilets“