|October 16, 2017 at 6:01 pm #8094|
With an aim to have an effective and timely emergency service in the village, the gram sabha of Siolim Marna panchayat has unanimously resolved to have a mini fire station. The gram sabha has also decided that the panchayat will write to all concerned departments in this regard.
The gram sabha was held at the government primary school on Sunday was presided by sarpanch Fermina Fernandes with the assistance of panchayat secretary Govind Khalap in the presence of panch members and observer Dinesh Chodankar.
Gregory D’souza moved a proposal of having a mini fire station in the village to tackle fire and emergency related incidents. He said, “When we have a fire or emergency incident in the village, we have to wait for a team to arrive from Mapusa, by then lots of time is lost thereby causing more loss. If we have a mini fire station in the village, then timely action could reduce the loss”.
In this connection a land has also been identified in the police station premises where a mini fire station could be set up.
During the meeting it was also resolved to have a panchayat website and an e- payment gateway so that panchayat service could be taken to the door step.
Referring to the pollution of a public well in Modlem-Bhat, panchayat secretary Khalap informed the gram sabha membersthat “The panchayat has undertaken the desilting work recently but despite the same, oil still continues to be found in the well. He said that a second desilting work will be taken up soon.
Gregory D’souza said that the panchayat should write to the Science and technology department and Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) who have experts to tackle the issue.
Nilesh Vernekar raised concern over the dilapidated condition of the government primary school at Gudem.He said, “The condition of the building is worsening day-by-day and nothing has been done by the authorities to renovate the structure”.
Replying to his question panch member Mahesh Govekar said, “We have taken a resolution and will approach the local MLA and try to resolve the issue at the earliest”.
During the meeting it was also resolved that the panchayat will not issue occupancy certificate until a complex forms the society.
The villagers brought to the notice of the gram sabha that there are kiosks operating at the Church junction. The panchayat secretary said, “The PWD roads have written a letter to the panchayat asking to remove the kiosks so that the road widening work can be done. Accordingly notices are served”.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Siolim Marna locals want mini fire station in village“