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Parrikar raises stink over garbage, toilet audits

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Paji, May 30: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday that garbage magement is one of the major scams in India but is still not being probed by the government auditors because of the obvious issue of stench and discomfort. “Garbage is one of the major scam areas but no one wants to probe garbage. The Auditor General does not probe it,” Parrikar said, after iugurating a state-of-the-art garbage treatment plant at Saligao plateau, located a short distance from Paji. “Treating garbage is one of the biggest businesses in Goa and India. Vested interests are involved. The Comptroller and Auditor (General) probes everything, but I have never seen an auditor investigate garbage, because who wants to go in close proximity of filth and investigate it?” Parrikar said, adding that the same vested interests were trying to scuttle Prime Minister rendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission. Parrikar, a former chief minister of Goa, also suggested that construction of toilets, funded by the government treasury was a waste of state resources because a majority of the toilets built are not used after a “two to three years”. (IANS)

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