Margao: Chief officer of the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) Siddhivinayak Naik, on Monday, informed that the his office has received the order from the director of Municipal Administration (DMA) granting administrative approval for utilising Rs 27.11 lakh from 14th Finance Commission grants to construct a shed at the MMC-owned land at Sonsoddo waste dumping site for sorting out dry waste.
The grants are sanctioned as per the proposal received from the MMC chief officer, states the order.
“The chief officer of the Margao Municipal Council is directed to take up the said works spending Rs 27, 11,030 from the grants of Rs 2.15 crores received under the 14th Finance Commission by the MMC recently. The funds need to be utilised as per the guidelines laid down by the 14 Finance Commission for the urban local bodies,” the order said.
Presently, the MMC is paying Fomento on a day-to-day basis for the service it provides to the MMC in treating the waste at Sonsoddo plant. The next hearing of the case is scheduled on September 30.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant is on record stating that the government would appeal to the court to hand over the plant to the government, while the arbitration case continues.