Panaji: November 29, 2016 ….. The Governor Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha on Tuesday donated Rs. 50,000/- to the Borim Development Trust, in appreciation of the good work they have been with regards to cleanliness, and to motivate them to further this cause. The Governor had earlier visited Borim for a function organised by the Trust, and was impressed with the way garbage was being collected from different parts of the village and then segregated and sent for disposal. The Governor appealed to the people of Goa to emulate the example set by the Trust in order to make villages in Goa clean.
The Governor who is a nominee of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi for the Swachh Bharat Mission, has been working to promote a clean Goa. In the recent past, she had announced Rs. 50,000/- each for two villages, one from South Goa and other from North Goa, to the cleanest village. These awards will be presented to the deserving panchayats on October 2, 2017.
The Governor has announced Rs. 1.00 lakh to the cleanest city among Panaji, Mapusa, Ponda, Margao and Vasco. This award will be presented to the deserving Municipal body on Goa Liberation Day, December 19, 2016
In order to pursue and take this national programme of cleanliness to the grass root level, the Governor has called a meeting with Commissioner of Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP), Chief Officers of Municipal Councils, Supervisor, Safai Karmacharis from CCP and Municipal Councils, at the Raj Bhavan, Dona Paula on December 2, 2016, where she will ascertain the cleanliness conditions prevailing in the urban areas and give suggestions to them in this regard.
The Governor has also instructed her office to forward copies of reports and photographs about garbage problems and unhygienic conditions, as and when they appear in the daily newspapers, to the Directorates of Municipal Administration and Panchayats as well as other concerned authorities for their intervention and appropriate action.