Orlim residents want stricter steps against waste dumping

DIANA FERNANDES| NT
Orlim: Unlike the neighbouring Varca and Carmona villages, the village of Orlim does not have a beach of its own; and also there is no a park or recreational area.
This has been highlighted by many in the past. The problem of garbage is faced by many villages in the state and Orlim is no exception. The residents here are also facing issues of poor infrastructure and unwanted development.
Though the panchayat has put garbage collection system in place, the problem of roadside dumping, especially, along the stretch from Orlim to Chinchinim is very much evident.
“Garbage is dumped in secluded areas and we don’t know whether it is done by outsiders or by our own people. But, this is a serious problem that the government needs to resolve. There needs to be some sort of strict law to curb dumping in the open. There have been instances wherein people have also dumped garbage in private properties,” said a resident Roger Gomes.
Work on a pathway in the middle of a field leading to St Michael’s church has also drawn mixed reactions from the residents. Some have questioned the use of steel and concrete for the path work as well as the landfilling in the field that is currently underway.
“Other villages have a beach to boast, but we have to either go to Fatrade or Carmona beach. It would be nice if a recreational area is developed in the village where children and elderly can spend their time in the evenings,” said a local youth.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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