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MMC gets nod for utilising Rs 27.11 lakh to construct shed at Sonsoddo

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.

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