MARGAO: Following the Directorate of Panchayat’s declaration that Navelim village panchayat is one of the model villages to have a garbage management system in place, the panchayat is now gearing to comply with all the provisions of garbage management within the next six months.
As per the provisions of the various Acts, within the next 6 months, Navelim panchayat should ensure that no person in the village dumps garbage anywhere or litters the roadside or even burns any garbage including dry leaves. Besides it has to ensure that wet garbage is composted within the premises where it is generated hence even households will have to have composting appliances.
While the panchayat already has in place a mechanism for door to door waste collection, the same will have to be strictly adhered to so that there is no mixed garbage collection at all.
The panchayat will also have to collect all sanitary waste including napkins and pampers which are wrapped in paper and handed over separately and all set in place a system to collect electronic waste.
No shops in the village will be able to give free take away plastic bags and those wishing to give such bags will have to register with the panchayat by paying Rs 4000 per month to give away only plastic bags at are over 50 microns. Non recyclable plastic and plastic below 50 microns will be totally banned.
Within the next 5 months all contractors, builders and service providers in the village will have to register with the panchayat and comply with the Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules. Similarly all the hospitals, medical clinics, medical practitioners in the village will have to register with the panchayat and comply with the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules.
And while nobody will be permitted to throw garbage in drains, housing societies will have to compulsorily drain their septic tanks the moment they are full and there should be no leakage.
Strict action will be initiated against those who fail to abide by these rules.