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Sanguem Municipal Council gets GSPCB diktat on waste

Heraldo, 03 January, 2014


MARGAO: Asserting that the civic body has failed to collect waste and put to use all the five composting units in the town, the Goa State Pollution Control Board has directed the Sanguem Municipal Council to carry out daily collection of segregated waste from all wards after spreading proper awareness amongst residents.


Issuing a host of directions to the Municipal Council, GSPCB Chairman Jose Manuel Noronha said that the collected non-biodegradable waste may be further segregated and the recycled waste may be sold to recyclers, and non-recyclable waste may be bailed and stored for disposal to the government-appointed agency.


The Board has further directed the civic body to set up adequate number of composing units for treatment of biodegradable waste.


The GSPCB directions come against the backdrop of an inspection carried out by the Board on October 31 last which revealed that the market area was littered with waste.


Noronha said that inquiries by the Board with the locals further revealed that waste collection was not done on a regular basis, adding that the Municipal body had failed to collect waste from its jurisdiction. “No bailing machine was installed for the bailing of plastic waste. The civic body had also failed to establish waste management facility at Gunjamol-Sanguem. Though some of the collected glass and plastic waste was stored behind the municipal building, the civic body did not maintain any records”, Noronha added.


The GSPCB has given 15 days to the Sanguem Municipal Council to comply with the directions within 15 days or threatened to intimate about its non-compliance to the High Court for further action.