Chief Minister, Digambar Kamat [of the Indian state of Goa] has announced that the government would [...] subsidise sewage connections [in] Margao as he made an impassioned plea to the household owners to connect their septic tanks and soakpits to the sewage plant and avoid a health hazard.
[T]he Chief Minister said his government will not hesitate to subsidize sewage connections to make the people go for the new connections. He, however, warned that households discharging their sewage waters in the open drains will be punished with disconnection with the water supply.
“Last year, I had made a budgetary provision of Rs 22 crore [US$ 4.5 million = € 3,4 million]. This year, more funds would be allocated for laying of sewer lines in Margao”, he said, adding that funds will not be a problem even as he maintained that the people of Margao will understand the true importance of sewage network after its completion.
Source: Herald, 11 Dec 2008