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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Goa’s Margao Civic Body To Pay Rs 1,000 To Those Reporting Littering Instances

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Goa’s Margao Civic Body To Pay Rs. 1,000 To Those Reporting Litterers
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In an attempt to ensure cleanliness, the Margao civic body’s Garbage Sentinel Scheme aims to give the informant Rs 1,000 for reporting a violation to the municipality whereas the person who is littering will be fined Rs 5, 000 ...
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Mining Polluted Two Major Rivers In Goa, Hit Ecology, Suggests Study

Mining Polluted Two Major Rivers In Goa, Hit Ecology, Suggests Study
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The study by Marine Science Department of the Goa University has revealed that the Bicholim river is ‘strongly polluted’ with iron and manganese whereas the Mandovi river is ‘moderately polluted’ with manganese and lead ...
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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Reprimands A Man Over Dumping Of Floral Waste Into A Local River

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Reprimands A Man Over Dumping Of Floral Waste Into A The Local River
Goa News
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on noticing a man dump 'nirmalya' (flowers offered to God) into the river Cumbharjua, stopped his convoy to reprimand him ...
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As Panaji Municipal Corporation Refuses To Treat Waste, Garbage Crisis Could Grip, Goa’s ‘Queen Of Beaches’

As Panaji Municipal Corporation Refuses To Treat Waste, Garbage Crisis Could Grip, Goa's 'Queen Of Beaches'
Goa News Waste Management
Due to the foul smell from an overburdened waste treatment facility near Calangute beach, people living in the nearby villages have been protesting which led Panaji Mayor to stop wet waste from being processed in the facility ...
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Goa Sets New Target For Open Defecation Free Status, Slashes Rates Of Bio-Digester Toilets

Goa Sets New Target For Open Defecation Free Status, Slashes Rates Of Bio-Digester Toilets
Goa News Open Defecation Free
After missing previous deadlines to go open defecation free (ODF), the state government of Goa has invited applications from households that need bio-digester toilets, in a bid to make the state ODF ...
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On World Environment Day Scientists Highlight The Need For Study On Impact Of Microplastics On Mangroves

On World Environment Day Scientists Highlight The Need For Study On Impact Of Microplastics On Mangroves
Goa News Plastic Waste World Environment Day
As per scientists of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - National Institute of Oceanography, microplastics are plastic particles measuring less than five millimetres which can easily pass into sea and other water bodies, posing a potential threat to aquatic life ...
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Clean Goa Green Goa: Chief Minister Celebrated Statehood Day, With Cleanliness Vow, Waste Management Challenge

Clean Goa Green Goa: Chief Minister Celebrated Statehood Day, With Cleanliness Vow, Waste Management Challenge
Goa News Waste Management
To mark the occasion of Goa Statehood Day on May 30, Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant took an oath to treat all waste generated by him at home and in the secretariat in a bid to promote waste management ...
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Goa Pollution Board Expresses Concern Over Garbage Dump Fire

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant is monitoring the crisis on a day-to-day basis
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Triggered by combustible methane gas pockets, a garbage dump in South Goa's Sonsoddo area caught fire this week, resulting in major pollution in the nearby areas ...
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Government To Set Up Bio-Digesters To Treat Own Garbage, Says Goa Chief Minister

Goa’s beaches and its nightlife attracts nearly eight million tourists annually (Representational Image)
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Chief Minister Pramod Sawant at a press conference said that he would be setting up bio-digesters in all government offices to treat the waste generated while also urging citizens to set up similar bio-digester units at home ...
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#BeatPlasticPollution: Goa Government To Eliminate Production And Usage Of Single-Use Plastic By September

The new policy speaks of imposing fines on those found either using or manufacturing and even storing single-use plastic
Goa News Plastic Ban
Keeping in-line with India’s commitment to eliminate all single-use plastic products by 2022, Goa has finalised a blanket ban on the single-use plastics in the state, which is expected to come in effect by September ...
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Goa On The Green Road: Waste Management To Be Taught In All Government Schools From This Academic Session In The State

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Goa aims to fulfill the dream of a waste-free state by Chief Minister, late Manohar Parrikar, introduces waste management course in all the government schools in a phased manner from June 2019 ...
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Two Childhood Friends Open A Zero Waste Store In Goa To Beat Plastic Pollution

Goa Waste Warriors Of India
Jonah Fernandes and Eldrige Lobo from Goa’s Parra village have opened a zero-waste store that encourages customers to bring own reusable cloth or glass containers to carry the food or buy reusable containers at the store ...
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