Goa Waste Management Corporation

Vasco gets new Waste Treatment Plant

Minister for Waste Management and Science and Technology Michael Lobo has stated that “the state government will replicate the technology adopted by Sweden and Norway for treating the garbage all over the state, making Goa the first state in India to adopt latest technology to overcome the garbage menace. Lobo […]

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Bainguinim Waste Management Facility will be completed in 18 months

The State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) has issued environment clearance (EC) to set up a solid waste management facility at Bainguinim clearing the path for the government to set up the facility in close proximity to the World heritage sites at Old Goa. SEIAA has accorded the prior environment […]

Cacora WTP – Manohar’s Dream Project for Garbage Management

The Curchorem Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) at Cacora will be named after former Chief Minister (late) Manohar Parrikar as the “Manohar’s Dream Project for Garbage Management.” This was announced by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant after laying its foundation stone in the presence of Environment Minister and Curchorem MLA Nilesh […]


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Bio-remediation process of Sonsoddo Garbage will commence on Sunday

Admitting that the HC order has put some constraints on dealing with Sonsoddo’s garbage, Minister Michael Lobo said the bio-remediation process will commence on Sunday and that the work will be completed expeditiously. He said four places to stock the RDF have been identified and that the compost and dust […]

Cacora Waste Treatment Plant will completed within 15 months

Waste Management Minister, Michael Lobo on Friday said work on the construction of a new garbage treatment plant in Cacora in South Goa will begin on December 13 and will be completed within 15 months. He said an improvised version of the Calangute waste treatment plant will be set up […]

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Favor an out-of-court settlement with Fomento to resolve the Sonsodo issue

Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo favoured an out-of-court settlement with Fomento to resolve the Sonsodo imbroglio, even as he disclosed plans to deploy even 10 screens at the dumping site to clear the existing dump yard in less than a year’s time. During his visit to the Margao Municipal building […]

Hi-Tech Waste Treatment Plants will take care of Goa’s Waste

Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo unveiled ambitious plans to tackle the waste issue, including the setting up of a state-of-the-art incinerator with Norwegian technology and Rs 100-crore worth project to remediate around 11 existing waste dumps across the state. The Minister further disclosed plans to kick-start work on the modern […]

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If the waste keeps coming at Sonsoddo, then bioremediation would have no meaning

The Minister for Waste Management Michael Lobo will be visiting the Margao Municipal Council, on Wednesday, in order to know about the litigations pertaining to the Sonsoddo waste dump, decide on the new plant, and discuss and decide on the commencement of the bioremediation of the century-old Sonsoddo waste dump. […]

We need to change the “not in my backyard” attitude to tackle the garbage issue

Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo said people need to change their “not in my backyard” attitude to tackle the garbage issue. He was speaking at function organised by the Marna –Siolim panchayat to distribute green and black garbage bins for door-to-door waste collection. MLA Vinod Palyekar was present. “Garbage is […]

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

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 […]