Although door to door collection of garbage has been introduced at different locations in Ponda, we still come across instances wherein household garbage is being dumped in open areas. Very often the same remains uncleared for long. The ultimate sufferers in the process are the motorists and pedestrians proceeding along the concerned routes. The concerned authorities do not seem to take this matter seriously and hence maintaining hygienic conditions in the town has become a rather difficult task.
Seen in the picture is garbage scattered in open area near Heritage Princess (Block B) in the vicinity of Almeida High School in Ponda. Not only the pedestrians, but even people parking their vehicles nearby face great inconvenience. It is absolutely necessary for the competent authorities to take this matter seriously and arrange prompt clearance of garbage lying in the open areas and also along the roadside so that the public is assured hygienic conditions on a permanent basis. Persons found dumping garbage here and there should be taken to task at all costs. Since cleanliness is next to godliness, let us hope that prompt favourable action would be initiated in this important matter in public interest.