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]