Social Issues

Imported lifeguards are not familiar with the Goan beaches; We need Goans   Recently updated !

Asserting that drowning of foreigners on Goa’s famed beaches affects its image globally, Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo said most of the recent drowning deaths were due to the imported lifeguards who are not familiar with the Goan beaches. He said as many as 14 drowning deaths have been reported […]

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Naphtha Ship

Some people are trying to create fear and anxiety

Stating that the opposition MLAs are trying to create fear and anxiety in the minds of people, Ports Minister Michael Lobo said that there was neither leakage of naphtha nor spillage of oil from the grounded ship Nu Shi Nalini. Taking journalists of print and electronic media for an inspection […]

Fisherman Caught Fishing Illegally Will Have to Pay 5 Times the Cost of the Fish

Ports Minister Michael Lobo met the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday along with a delegation of traditional fishermen seeking strict enforcement of ban on bull trawling and use of LED lights for fishing in the waters of Goa. Speaking to media after the meeting, Lobo reiterated that the fishermen […]


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Blockade of the National Highway was a Political Gimmick; Govt. must control ships docking at Port

Calling the blockade of the national highway by the opposition parties as a political gimmick, Ports Minister Michael Lobo said politicians should not go down to that level and inconvenience people. “The blockade was a political gimmick. You cannot revive your political future by blocking a road. These people are […]

We are monitoring the Chemical Tanker for signs of Diesel and Oil Spillage

Taking a strong stand against the lapses that led to the Naphtha-laden chemical tanker to drift and run aground close to Dona Paula, chief minister Pramod Sawant on Friday ordered the “magisterial arrest” of the captain of the vessel for abandoning the vessel. Sawant also issued directions for a police […]

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Mahadayi River Dispute

We will see that the interest of Goa is protected

Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo said the State government will do all it can to protect the interest of Goa on the Mhadei issue even if it has to knock the doors of the Supreme Court against the Centre’s Environment Clearance to Karnataka’s Kalsa-Bhandura project. “We will see that the […]

Positive approach has to be built in the mindset of Goans

Stating that the work on the proposed solid waste treatment plants at Bainguinim and Cacora has to be taken up on a priority, Minister for Science and Technology, and Waste Management, Michael Lobo said that waste is any substance, which is discarded after its primary use, however, if proper mindset […]


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South Goa requires Two 250 Tonnes Waste Treatment Plants

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 […]

Plastics should be recycled, reused without disturbing the environment

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”, […]

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