Moodabidri: Jan 9: The waste water of each residential complex should be maintained by them. Do not let it on to public places. Action will be taken against residential complexes violating this rule. President Prasad Kumar said that the door number will be cancelled.
Sewage from many residential complexes in the city flows into public road spaces. This causes environmental pollution. Member Swati Prabhu urged to take appropriate action. The major canals are being encroached upon. This is hindering the smooth flow of water. Member Soumya Shetty proposed that urgent attention should be paid to this. In the general meeting held on Monday at the municipal office, the members raised the issue of sewage water for which the president promised appropriate action.
Private spaces in downtown areas are filled with weeds due to lack of maintenance. Snakes roaming here are causing trouble to the public. Member PK Thomas suggested that the municipality should give direction to the concerned to maintain these places.
There is doubt about the safety of food prepared in stalls and dhabas within municipal limits. The members of the municipality insisted that this should be investigated. The post of health officer is vacant in the municipality. However, the President said that he will investigate this matter.
Pedestrians are finding it difficult to move around as the shops are extended to the footpath in Moodabidri main road, Masjid road, Vijayanagar, Market road, and other places. Action should be taken regarding this. Member Rajesh Naik pointed out that there is a Gujri shop in the Swarajya Maidan market and there is environmental pollution due to the piles of Gujri items in the surrounding area. The welcome towers near Papermill, Alangaru, and Vidyagiri under the municipal jurisdiction have faded. The information in it should be corrected. Member Shweta Praveen demanded to put numbers on the street lights under the municipal jurisdiction.
Engineer Padmanabha said that shopkeepers will be warned not to encroach the footpath. If violated such assets would be confiscated. The municipality is projecting itself as a clean town. But some members including Suresh Kotyan questioned that reports are coming in social media and newspapers about the lack of management here. The President replied that the civil servants are engaged in cleaning even six days of the week. As there is a holiday on Sunday, disposal is not done only on that day. He said that a person shared the picture of the garbage collected on the social media and there was a conspiracy behind it.
Vice President Sujata Sashidhar, Standing Committee President Nagaraja Pujari were present.