Yearly archives: 2019


South Goa requires Two 250 Tonnes Waste Treatment Plants   Recently updated !

Assuring all help from the government to the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) in resolving the vexing garbage problem, Minister for Waste Management Michael Lobo on Saturday said that a meeting will be called at the South Goa Collectorate to discuss about plans to set up three organic waste converters that […]

Garbage Plant

Recycle plastic

Plastics should be recycled, reused without disturbing the environment   Recently updated !

Indicating that the statewide ban imposed by the government on single-use plastic from October 2 is a temporary restriction to control generation of plastic waste in Goa,  Minister for Waste Management Michael Lobo on Friday said  the one-time (single-use) plastic is banned in the state for “certain period of time”, […]


Garbage will not be accepted from Panchayats if trucks are not fitted with leachate tanks   Recently updated !

Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo warned that garbage from the 27 panchayats from North Goa would not be accepted at the Saligao Solid Waste Management Plant (SWMP), if their garbage trucks were uncovered and not fitted with leachate tanks. The panchayats have been given one month to fix leachate tanks […]

Garbage Truck

PLASTIC BAN

AAMKA NAKA PLASTIC (THE GOAN OBSERVER)   Recently updated !

Not formalin but plastic is the biggest agent contaminating fish and other edible items. All the waste that fish, fowl, bull and goat eat, runs the risk of becoming part of your diet. Microplastics are plastic pieces that are less than five millimeters long that pollute drinking water, oceans, lakes, ponds, etc. Typically made from polypropylene, polyethylene, terephthalate, or nylon-microplastics are most commonly found in health and beauty products. However, they can be introduced to the environment from a variety of other sources. For instance, larger plastics that break down, synthetic clothes releasing microfibers while being washed, resin pellets that are used for plastic manufacturing, microbeads (polyethylene beads found in soaps and toothpastes), sewage dumping, etc BY RAJAN NARAYAN


Goa’s First Oil Spill Collection Vessel will tackle environmental damage in Goan Waters   Recently updated !

Minister for Ports Michael Lobo launched first oil spill collection vessel of the Captain of Ports (CoP), a vessel especially designed to carry out oil spill clean-up operations. The vessel named ‘M L Sharvani’ has been built by Mandovi drydocks at Piligaon at an estimated cost of Rs 4.18 crore […]

Oil Spill Collection Vessel

casino ship

Casinos will have 2 bases in River Mandovi   Recently updated !

For the first time ever, a minister in the government has said there will be two bases created for casinos in the River Mandovi. Ports Minister Michael Lobo said that the State government would maintain a “balance” by retaining three casinos at the present site and shifting three others on […]


We should declare land casinos somewhere in Mopa or MPT area

Ports Minister Michael Lobo stressed on the need for the government to adopt a new policy, which would allow all off-shore casinos to set shop in Mopa/MPT area. He also said for the moment there were plans to shift the casinos on the other side of the Aguada bay which […]

Michael Lobo at Mapusa

Michael Lobo

Vijai Sardesai should stop cheap politics and help us to put a good plant at Sonsodo

Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo appealed to keep politics out of the issue, but in the same breath blamed the two MLAs of Fatorda and Margao and the local civic body for their failure to resolve the garbage mess. He said the garbage issue at Sonsodo had raised grave health […]


Margao may see an epidemic-like situation in future

Minister of Waste Management, Science and Technology, Port and Rural Development Michael Lobo while refuting allegations by Margao Chairperson Babita Angle Prabhudesai said that his earlier statement on Margao garbage issue was non-political and further stated that if the problem of garbage is not tackled, Margao may see an epidemic-like […]

Calangute-Candolim PDA

Digital Goa

Time to transform Goa into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy

Seeking advice from various consultants, Minister for Science and Technology Michael Lobo said that Goa is not making way ahead in the technology sector and he will soon seek the help of experts to take the State ahead on the technology front. Lobo released a book ‘Why digital Transformations fail’ […]