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S Goa ZP to raise the ante for Rs 50 cr developmental grants

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South Goa Zilla Panchayat members on Wednesday resolved to place the demand of Rs 50 crore developmental grants – Rs 2 crore for each member – for the current financial year even as the ZP, south did not receive the assured funds of the last financial year.

ZP members collectively decided to meet the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and explain to him the ZP’s position.

The South Goa ZP was assured Rs 12.5 crore last year but the government has not yet deposited Rs 5.60 crore in the ZP treasury even though an order to this effect is issued due to which several developmental works are pending, informed CEO Florina Colaco. 

The ZP members discussed several issues even before confirming the minutes of January month.

The South Goa ZP has resolved to write to the MMC to accept the waste from the neighbouring villages by charging minimal fees.

ZP chief Navnath Naik further demanded a thorough inquiry into the Sonsoddo burning issue and urged the civic body and the plant operator to resolve it at the earliest.

The issue of formalin-in-fish was also discussed after it was raised by ZP member Rebello. The chairperson Naik said that no one can ask the people to stop eating fish.

Nelly Rodrigues urged the ZP members to support the tourist taxi operators and said that the GoaMiles taxis should not operate from the Colva stand. The ZP chief however said that GoaMiles app-based taxis are beneficial to tourists and locals as they are cheaper. He suggested that local taxi operators should get onboard.

A resolution was also passed to seek investigations into the alleged scam of the Dharbandora sugar factory.   

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