STs in Davorlim to get panchayat assistance in obtaining caste certificates
The sarpanch of Davorlim–Dicarpale, Mr Herculano Niasso, informed that a resolution has been passed during the gram sabha, held on Sunday, to assist ST people in obtaining caste certificates to facilitate the process of getting loan for house repair.
Mr Niasso said, “discussions were held at the gram sabha after we read the BDO letter which stated that the villagers should submit the ST certificates to get the financial benefit for house repair from the government.
The sarpanch said that 136 BPL families were considered for awarding the benefits and added that names of another six were added to the list.
It was also resolved to donate the panchayat acquired land for the purpose of constructing an old age home in the village.
Garbage issue was also discussed at the gram sabha. While few suggested that the garbage can be disposed at the panchayat acquired land on a hillock, others feared that the site may be misused by the others to dump their waste. It was told that the final decision on the garbage issue would be taken during the next meeting. [NT]