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Culprits dumping garbage in the open at night and odd hours

Goa: In order to rein in culprits dumping garbage in the open at night and odd hours, the Margao municipality has requested citizens to click photos of such persons as also that of the vehicles used to dump the waste and to forward them to the chief officer on the WhatsApp number 7030910926.Chief officer of Margao municipality Agnelo Fernandes pointed out how a vigilant citizen of Fatorda helped the municipality track down one such culprit. The alert citizen had clicked photos of a vehicle found dumping 20 bags of garbage at Fatorda and forwarded them to the chief officer.

“After obtaining the vehicle details, a notice was issued to the vehicle owner, a resident of Calangute, asking him to pay a fine of Rs 10,000 or face imprisonment under Municipal Solid Waste Rules, 2016, and Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986,” Fernandes said.The vehicle owner appeared before the chief officer and submitted in writing that he had already sold the vehicle to a person from Margao, following which a notice was sent to the latest owner of the vehicle, a city-based restaurant owner.

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