Says it had collected six tonnes of dry garbage door-to-door; Villagers demand immediate action against those manufacturing duplicate alcohol in the village
VALPOI: The Bhirondem Panchayat in Sattari taluka on Sunday informed the gram sabha that it has carried out developmental works worth Rs 30 lakh in the village in the just concluded financial year.
The panchayat further informed the gram sabha that it had collected six tonnes of dry garbage door-to-door within the panchayat jurisdiction.
Raising the issue of illegal duplicate alcohol manufacturing in the village since past one decade, the villagers alleged that consumption of the same has caused liver damage to the youth of the village leading to their deaths. However, despite several complaints the panchayat did not take any action, the villagers accused.
The issue was raised by Ganpat Desai and his friends from Advoi ward. Desai said that the illegal duplicate alcohol manufactured in the village was supplied to States like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Andra Pradesh.
Subsequently, the gram sabha members demanded immediate action against the manufacturers of illegal duplicate alcohol, who run a factory in Advoi.
The villagers also complained that there was no public bus service in panchayat area due to which they have been facing hardship.
Responding to the complaints of the villagers, Sarpanch Nitin Shivdekar said that the panchayat has already submitted the details of the illegal duplicate alcohol manufacturing in village, to the Excise Department at Valpoi and now it’s the department duty to act on that illegal duplicate alcohol manufacturing factory.
On the lack public bus service, Shivdekar said, the panchayat has already discussed the issue at its meeting and has directed the private bus operators to start their service in Bhirondem area and that the bus operators have agreed to ply their buses on Bhironda village route at 8.20 am in morning every day.
Around fifty villagers attended the meeting.