Social Issues


#GoaGarbageGone is my mission   Recently updated !

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo has been entrusted the task of cleaning up Goa. As he took charge of the newly created waste management ministry, Lobo lists his plans for a garbage-free Goa to Murari Shetye

Michael Lobo on plastic ban

Garbage, Ravindra Bhavan, Potholes

Goa’s Waste Management will be streamlined; Bardez Potholes, Tenancy Cases and Ravindra Bhavan on agenda   Recently updated !

We will work out a system to tackle the issue. Bainguinim plant is important for Tiswadi and public hearing is supposed to be held on July 28, and after completing the process, we will take environment clearance from environment ministry and start the work on the plant


Private taxi operators are ready to operate under an app-based system

Stating that there is a need for an amicable solution to the ongoing conflict between private taxi operators and GoaMiles drivers, the Deputy Speaker of State Assembly and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo, said that the private taxi operators are ready to operate under an app-based system,  if it is owned […]

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Garbage Plant

Temporary arrangement to be set up at Panjim to treat 25 tonne of wet garbage from Panaji and Taleigao

The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) will set up an extension unit near Heera petrol pump in Panaji within the next 15-20 days to treat 25 tonne of wet garbage from Panaji and Taleigao. Until then, wet garbage trucks from Panaji and Taleigao will be accepted at the Saligao waste […]


Goa Solid Waste Management Policy to be finalized soon; Saligao Plant capacity to remain same

The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) has decided to come out with Goa Solid Waste Management Policy 2019 in order to take care of all kinds of waste such as medical, hazardous waste, e-waste and bio-medical waste. A meeting of the board of directors of the Corporation chaired by Chief […]

Garbage Bins at the Beach

cctv surveillance system

Beware! You are being watched in Calangute

Security has been beefed up in the village of Calangute after 60 CCTV cameras were installed to help prevent and detect criminal activity. This will be monitored by a joint team of police and a voluntary citizen committee. The main areas covered are Baga Beach, Tito’s Lane, Calangute Beach and […]


App-based taxi is a must; GoaMiles and Local Taxi owners have to find a solution

Batting for app-based taxi service in Goa, Calangute MLA Michael Lobo on Friday said the chief minister should take all coastal MLAs into confidence to and a lasting solution to the GoaMiles controversy in the State. “App-based taxi is a must. The leaders of the both the groups – GoaMiles […]

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Garbage segregation

Give more powers to end garbage woes in Goa

Deputy Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to give him more powers as a director of the Goa Waste Management Corporation so as to end garbage woes in the state. Lobo, who was relieved of officiating Speaker’s post, tried to […]


Iconic Calangute Fish Market will not be shifted

There are no plans to shift the Calangute fish market from its present location to a new spot at Bhodkovodh, along the Mapusa-Calangute road, said deputy speaker and Calangute legislator Michael Lobo. Speaking to reporters recently, he said some disgruntled political elements have been spreading rumours that the market is […]

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Calangute Fish Market

We have to stop issuing licences for construction in Calangute; Many Goans are unemployed

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo suggested stopping issuing of construction licenses in the village until the electricity and sewerage infrastructure was put in place in Calangute. “So many flats and buildings have come up in Calangute. Until and unless sewerage and electricity problems are resolved, I think we have to stop […]