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 […]

Meeting with MMC


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. […]

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 […]

Garbage Plant



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

Solid Waste Management Corporation ready to take over Sonsodo

Asserting that the Solid Waste Management Corporation has an action plan in place to tackle the Sonsodo imbroglio, Minister for Waste Management Michael Lobo said once Fomento vacates the plant, the Corporation would step in provided the civic body hands over the site. However, he made it clear that it […]



“We cannot supply adulterated food to the people”

Deputy speaker and BJP Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said there is a need for the assembly to discuss the issue of formalin in fish owing to the rise in cancer and heart diseases in Goa. “We cannot supply adulterated food to the people. We have to provide clean food to […]