SALIGAO: Taking seriousness of the gigantic garbage at Sonsoddo, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday assured TCP Minister Vijay Sardesai that he would visit the garbage dumpsite in Margao on Tuesday afternoon to take stock of the enormity of the situation there.
During his visit to the Saligao garbage plant along with cabinet colleagues, Parrikar told GSIDC officials to use the same machinery that has been used to clear garbage in Panaji.
The GSIDC officials were instructed to get rid of the garbage from the Sonsoddo site.
Sardesai said that his main priority was to get the mountainous garbage at Sonsoddo removed.
Sardesai assured Parrikar that he would get a resolution adopted by the Margao municipality for the work to start at the earliest at the site.
The GSIDC officials informed Parrikar and Sardesai that work on screening of garbage using remediation means could begin from first week of April and that it would take at least two months. The officials urged the government not to allow dumping of fresh garbage at the site.
Sardesai said that he needed to build confidence of the people who suffer due to the garbage at Sonsoddo.
“The confidence will be gained only when the work starts at the site,” he asserted. NT