officials of old goa village panchayat in no mood of allowing the ccp for setting up the garbage treatment plant at baigunim

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9-feb-2013 … Even though the state chief minister has initiated plans of setting up a 100 tonnes garbage treatment plant at baigunim the officials of old goa village panchayat seems to be in no mood of allowing the corporation city of panjim for setting up the garbage treatment plant …

old goa village is considered to be recognized as the world heritage site and time and again locals have opposed to the move of setting up the garbage treatment plant

it may be noted that in the last cabinet meeting chief minister had announced of setting up a 100 tones garbage treatment plant at baiguinim site which would not have smell within the radius of 2mts …

speaking to goanreporter sarpanch of old goa village panchayat vishal volvoikar said we the old goa village panchayat members along with the locals have already taken a gram sabha resolution not to allow any garbage treatment plant at baigunim and that remains the same as we wont allow any such plant to come up as it would destroy the complete topography of world heritage site at old-goa .

Not only that since we have an objection to the setting up of the treatment plant the matter of permitting construction licenses is still lying at the office of director of panchayats office and therefore our decision remains the same said vishal …

While earlier north goa mp shripad naik and even cumbarjua mla has made their stands clear over the baigunim issue

In his earlier statement North goa mp shripad naik has already clarified his stand stating that “every local as well as people from surrounding areas in and around old goa have been opposing to this project at baigunim as old goa is a world famous tourist spot having ancient old churches along with a mutt, residential area as well as a school and therefore when people from all over the world visit old goa we do feel that such project should not come up close to this world heritage site and should not think of this spot also and therefore I fell ccp and state government should think of other place and set up their solid waste management plant though we also do understand that a solution has to come on solving garbage issues”

While cumbarjua mla pandurang madkaikar also stated that “I being a local mla has opposed to the setting up of this garbage treatment plant at baigunim and if now ccp or tries to put up a plant then once again people would get up and therefore I also I feel that ccp should not think of putting their hands in to fire once again as ccp know that right from beginning there has been an oppose on it which has been a strong oppose and that same oppose is still on “` …..