28-04-13 … North goa Member of Parliament shirpad naik on Saturday said that there was a need from the state government side to specify as what type of ultra modern mixed waste treatment plant was to be set up baigunim before it was implemented taking in to confidence people from all sections of the society at large …
mr naik was speaking to goanreporter on the sidelines of the state chief minister Manohar Parrikar announcement in the recent assembly session stating that an ultra modern mixed waste treatment plant will be set up in Bainguinim to cater to the waste generated in Tiswadi and central parts of Goa
it may be noted that the proposed plant in Baiguinim for the corporation of the city of Panaji has been delayed due to opposition from locals along with cumbarjua mla pandurang madkaikar opposing it tooth and nail and with the recent statements coming out from present ccp mayor surendra furtado appraising the state government for looking out for an alternate site for setting up a garbage treatment plant
even st cruz mla babush monsoratte has said that the corporation could have a scientific garbage treatment plant in Taleigao itself instead of baigunim at old goa since there have been a lot of people opposing to it but there was no will from the state government side specially from the urban development minister due to the commission issue on setting up of a garbage treatment plant due to which the issue has been lying idle for years
naik said “though right from beginning i have opposed the garbage treatment plant coming up at baiguinm, i would ask my party to give a complete report on the issue of setting up of an ultra modern mixed waste treatment plant and then would make a statement on it as if the state government has taught of making any changes in the setting up of the treatment plant and the same is accepted to the all sections of the society then only I would not have a problem on it”
shirpad said “I want an expert to explain me or everyone on this subject as in what way it would work, how it would be good and not harmful so that everyone is satisfied and the issue is also solved once and for all as I believed that development has to take place but it should be a healthy one not creating a problem out of it”
meanwhile as the old goa village Panchayat is about hold its gram sabha on Sunday siddesh naik son of shirpad naik has put up a query in front of the old goa village Panchayat desiring to know as what ass been the old goa village Panchayat stand over the baigunim issue after chief minister Manohar Parrikar statement in the assembly
siddesh said “since old goa is a world heritage site, personally I am opposing the set up of a garbage treatment plant at baigunim and if as the chief minister has said that the treatment plant is an ultra modern mixed waste treatment plant with no stench even within in a distance then it could be taught off” .