Assonora locals demand teacher arrangement at govt school

Mapusa: Assonora villagers on Sunday raised the issue of
lack of toilet facility in the village market area and demanded that the
panchayat should make provision of the same and also demanded a teacher
arrangement at government school.

The issues were raised during the gram sabha held on
Sunday, which was presided over by sarpanch Sapna Mapari along with panchayat
secretary Raj Kumar Chodankar. All panchayat members were present for the gram
sabha.

Besides these issues, the villagers also highlighted the
issue of dumping of construction material along the roadsides and the
subsequent problems for traffic.

One of the villagers demanded that the panchayat should
take up the issue of teacher shortfall at the Government Primary School at
Moitem and stopgap arrangement should be made so that students’ education does
not get affected.

A villager brought to the notice of the panchayat that
due to absence of a teacher, who has gone on maternity leave, students were
facing inconvenience. He added that “we have already raised the issue with
zonal education office, however, nothing has been done about it.”

Replying on the issue, the sarpanch assured to take up
the matter with the education department.

Villager Chandra Shekhar raised the issue of lack of
toilet facility in the market area. He said that “in absence of a toilet
facility people urinate in open spaces and it has given rise to stinking
problem.”

Sarpanch Mapari asked villagers to identify land for
taking up construction of a toilet structure.

A pay toilet facility is available in the village at the
bus stand, however, people do not use it and instead prefer to urinate in the
open, it was stated.

Wilson Pinto pointed out that water pipelines are damaged
at various places and “if we have to make any complaint in that regard, we have
to travel to Mapusa.” He said that the village needs to have a water section
office for quick redressal of any water problem.

“There are looking for a site and soon they will have an
office,” replied sarpanch.

Pinto suggested that the panchayat should make a
provision for the same in the panchayat ghar.

The issue regarding problems caused due to dumping of
construction material along the road at Moitem was also raised. The locals
demanded that the panchayat should take action and ensure smooth flow of
vehicles. The gram sabha also passed the gram panchayat development plan for
2020-21.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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