MARGAO: Once again, youngsters from Benaulim caught red-handed a three-wheeler goods carrier for dumping waste in the village jurisdiction in violation of garbage dumping norms. What has angered the youth and the Village Sarpanch Carmelina Fernandes is the attitude of the Colva police to the burning problem.
“Enough is enough. The villagers will now be forced to take the law in their hands as the authorities are not concerned to stop the menace in the village”, thundered Benaulim Sarpanch Carmelina Fernandes.
She said the people have been complaining about the dumping of waste near the St John the Baptist Church and Pedda since the last two months, but there’s no help forthcoming from the concerned authorities. “I had recently taken up the issue with the District Magistrate, South G P Naik, who has assured to help the Panchayat body”, he said.
Village youth are also exasperated over the very attitude of the Colva police over the sensitive issue, saying that the youth come at the receiving end of the police when complained of garbage dumping. “The police slogan urges people to help the Goa police to serve the public better. In our case, we go all out to help the police, but have to face the brunt of the men-in-uniform”, said a local youth Roque Fernandes. He said the Benaulim youth have so far detected around 16 cases of waste dumping in the village, but the authorities are yet to take serious note of the problem of waste dumping. (HD)


diogofichardo said...

Here we go again it gives me pleasure knowing my village neighbours BenaulimKars are involved in catching Garbage dumpers. What are the authorities doing to curb this menace? Are they busy getting rich by excepting hafta from the garbage dumpers? Deuv borem korom Benaulimkars Niz Goenkars are proud Goa has caring youths like you.

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