Although the village panchayat of Durbhat in Ponda has introduced door-to-door collection of garbage, residents continue to dump waste paper, plastic bags and other garbage in open areas. In Adpai village, residents dump garbage along the jetty behind the Goa State Cooperative Bank Ltd branch.
Many people proceed for work along this route and the dumped garbage not only becomes an eyesore but also turns unhygienic to public at large.
The panchayats have not initiated any step to clear the garbage strewn along the Adpai and Durbhat jetties and other open spaces. The notion of ‘Nital Goem’ introduced by the State government has remained only on paper and no improvement has been noticed in Goa.
It is absolutely necessary that the dumped garbage at above places is cleared on priority basis so that hygiene is maintained on a permanent basis. It is time for the local MLA Ramakrishna alias Sudin Dhavalikar to inspect different strategic spots in this village in order to get accustomed with the existing unhygienic conditions.
Necessary instructions must be issued to Durbhat panchayat to initiate steps in clearing the existing dumped garbage.
Since cleanliness is next to godliness, let us hope that quick and favourable action would follow in the interest of pedestrians and travelers proceeding along these strategic points. A permanent relief in this important matter would indeed be appreciated by one and all.