27 Mar 2023  |   05:52am IST

Margao Council to discuss door-to-door garbage collection, Sonsoddo action plan

Margao Council to discuss door-to-door garbage collection, Sonsoddo action plan

Team Herald

MARGAO: The much controversial issue pertaining to outsourcing of door to door collection of waste and an action plan for disposal of wet waste at Sonsoddo dump yard will again come up for discussion as the Margao Municipal Council has conveyed a special meeting on March 28

Both the points are considered as one of the hot topics. 

As per the meeting notice, it has been stated that council needs to give approval for outsourcing the door to door collection of Municipal solid waste as per MSW rules 2016 in ward number 1 to 11 and 12 to 25 of the civic body. 

It is pertinent to note that the tender of outsourcing of door to door collection of garbage was opened on March 3 and Green Globe Self Help group and Bapu, an environmental social service organisation have submitted their quotations. 

The file was submitted to the Chief Project Officer of GSUDA for the opinion and it has informed that the council is empowered to take the decision with respect to acceptance of the tender. 

“Since this matter is placed before the council for acceptance of the tender, as both the agencies are fulfilling the criteria required for acceptance,” stated the notice. 

Meanwhile, the issue regarding administrative approval and expenditure sanction under 14th Finance Commission Fund for erection of transformer, metering and related infrastructure at Sonsoddo garbage treatment plant will be discussed at the special meeting. 

Third important point which will be discussed is with regard to Sonsoddo dump yard wherein approval for proposed action plans to submit to the High Court in terms of directions issued by the court on March 6 in the PIL writ petition. 

Sources stated that the issue was discussed by Levinson Martins, MD, Goa Waste Management Corporation on March 21 that an action plan shall be prepared of the proposed work to be carried out in order to comply with directions of the court. The technical section has prepared various estimates to take up the works for management and disposal of the solid waste generated within the jurisdiction of the civic body. 

The Margao Municipality is collecting 35 tonnes of wet waste and 15 tonnes

 of dry waste from all wards. 

As per the proposed action plant for disposal of 10 TPD wet waste, at least 20 square metres area is required per day by windrow composting. For complete treatment of wet waste by windrow composting 30 to 45 days are required. 

However, in order to start windrow composting in the shed area, the legacy waste has to be disposed of by remediation. The council has prepared an estimate amounting to Rs 2.3 cr to carry out this work of disposal of the legacy dump. 

Interestingly, as per the action plan it has been mentioned that the council required 6 months of time for remediation and disposal of the existing legacy waste. 


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