MARGAO: The Benaulim gram sabha that was held on Sunday, had to be adjourned as three crucial hours were spent in confirming the last gram sabha minutes and in discussion over the action taken report.
The sarpanch, Ms Royla A Fernandes, declared the gram sabha adjourned at 2.15 p.m. seeing the thinning of the crowd.
The continuation of the gram sabha will be held on November 25, she said.
All the eleven panchayat members were present. The local MLA, Mr Caitano D’Silva, the ZP member, Ms Maria Rebello, and Dr Hubert Gomes, who had contested against the MLA, were also present. Garbage disposal issue was seriously discussed by the locals.
All those who spoke on the issue expressed concern over the problem, but non could find an immediate solution to it.
The panchayat decided to depend on garbage contractor to lift the non-recyclable waste even though the sarpanch and the panchas had created awareness on how to manage their own generated waste.
It may be noted that the Benaulim panchayat waste was found dumped at Verna. Gram sabha members demanded that photocopies of the minutes of the last gram sabha be circulated among the members of the gram sabha.
It was then the copies were given to the gathered villagers.
Mr Rodolf Baretto, Mr Ciriaco Baretto, Mr Jose Rodrigues, Ms John Baretto took active part in discussion and offered some valuable suggestions to the elected representatives.
Discussions were held on each and every point noted in the minutes.