Saligao


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

PLASTIC BAN

Garbage Bins at the Beach

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 […]


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 […]

Garbage segregation

Garbage segregation

No garbage from outside coastal areas will be accepted

Following an outrage over the stink from the waste management plant at Saligao, the Solid Waste Management Corporation (SWMC) has decided not to accept any garbage from outside the coastal areas. The villagers of Saligao and Candolim area are up in their arms against the stench, which has been emanating […]


Tourism Department is not a competent body to handle such technical work, which should be done by GWMC

Calangute MLA Michael Lobo and Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar are loggerhead over the contract to clean the garbage from the beaches. While Lobo has questioned Tourism Department’s competence to handle such contract, Ajgaonkar has said that his department would not budge to the pressures. The issue has finally landed in […]

michael lobo garbage

CHOGM Road Inspection

‘Tourism Circuit’ to ease traffic congestion on CHOGM road – Michael Lobo

The work on widening of roads, as part of infrastructure development for ‘tourism circuit,’ will be taken up by Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) within a week’s time. The work once completed will be a big boost for smooth traffic flow along the beach belt. The initial preparatory work […]