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Better waste management at Carmona after distribution of garbage bags

NT NETWORK

Margao

Since the inception of its initiative of distributing garbage bags to households in the village, the panchayat of Carmona has seen an increase in the amount of dry waste being collected. The panchayat is also looking to see how to introduce wet waste management in its garbage management system.

Earlier last month, the panchayat began distributing garbage bags to its residents while collecting dry waste to help encourage the collection process, which resulted in the increase of the amount of garbage, being collected.

Speaking about the positive impact, village sarpanch Allwyn Jorge said, “In the past three months, we have observed an increase in the amount paid as garbage tax, wherein around 500 households have already paid. There has also been an increase in the amount of dry waste collection, from 5 tonnes in the past to around 9 tonne now.”

Since last month, the panchayat began distributing four bags to each household against garbage fee receipts so that villagers can handover their segregated garbage every Sunday when the vehicle comes to collect their dry waste.

Installing CCTV cameras at these sites have been proposed by villagers and are in the process of being implemented.

The panchayat also has plans of starting a system to deal with wet waste but are looking to generate adequate funds to have the infrastructure built which will include a bio-digester, composter and additional personnel to collect the wet waste.

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