PUBLIC HEARING ON CACORA SOLID WASTE TREATMENT FACILITY TOMORROW 

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  • November 13, 2017

Panaji (Goa) The crucial public hearing for the proposed Municipal Solid Waste management Facilities (MSWMF) at Cacora village in Quepem taluka will be held on Tuesday  by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB).

The public hearing will be the part of its environmental impact assessment (EIA) study, which is mandatory for seeking environmental clearance (EC) for the project.

State government has proposed to establish MSWMF at an existing municipal solid waste (MSW) dumpsite as per MSW Rules 2000. Government has already acquired land and marked as industrial area.

“The environmental public hearing is conducted for ascertaining the concerns…

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GOVERNMENT ASKS COMPANIES TO PROVIDE ROAD MAP ON CONTROLLING COAL POLLUTION

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  • November 11, 2017

Panaji (Goa): Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the State will not allow more coal to be handled at Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) until the companies showcase the technology which they will use to control the pollution.

Parrikar’s statement comes at the backdrop of the protests by a section of people under the banner of `Goa Against Coal’. The delegation of the people had met the chief minister demanding the closure of the coal handling facility at MPT.

“State government is not in favor of any more expansion of the coal handling facility at…

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GOA: POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD TO ASSESS AMOUNT OF  DUST PARTICLES IN VASCO

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  • October 28, 2017

Vasco (Goa) With the concerns being raised about the pollution caused due to handling of coal at Mormugao Port Trust, Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has decided to have fresh assessment of the ambient air quality in Vasco town.

The green activists had raised concerns about coal dust being spread in the port city due to the coal berth at MPT which has leased out its capacity to two companies – Adani Murmugao Port Terminal Private Limited (AMPTPL) and South West Port Limited (SWPL).

“We will conduct fresh surveys to check the air ambient quality in Vasco. We are studying…

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GOA: CLIMATE CHANGE MAY RESULT INTO REFUGEES ACROSS THE GLOBE

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  • October 14, 2017

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Mobor (Goa) The climate change which results into the Sea level rise will force the people to leave their country flooding the neighbouring nations with the refugees, a maritime security expert said today.

Former Indian Coast Guard Chief Prabhakaran Paleri said that the rising sea level has threatened existence of few countries, which will completely go underwater.

Palleri was talking to reporters on the sidelines of three day long conference

Sagar Discourse 1.0 organised by Forum for Integrated National Security with participants from 22 countries participating in it, which is currently underway in South Goa.

“High levels of sea will give rise…

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GOA: INDUSTRIAL UNITS, MINING LEASES TO FACE ENVIRONMENT AUDIT

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  • October 10, 2017

 

Panaji (Goa) The environmental audit of the industrial units and iron ore mining leases to assess the sustainable operation practices it has adopted is on card of the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB).

The GSPCB has introduced draft notification on the Environment Audit Scheme under Water (prevention and control of pollution) Act 1974 and Air (prevention and control of pollution) Act 1981, following directions from the Union Ministry for Environment.

 The draft notification applies to every firm or individual for carrying on an industry, operation or process requiring Consent to Operate under Water and Air Act and Hazardous waste (management and…

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GOA: POLLUTION BOARD ASKED TO ENSURE MINIMUM USAGE OF FIRECRACKERS DURING DIWALI

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  • September 27, 2017

Panaji (Goa)
Ahead of the upcoming Diwali festival beginning from October 17 in Goa, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed the State Pollution authority (GSPCB) to undertake mass awareness campaign to reduce bursting of firecrackers during the festival.
Directions are also issued to monitor and regulate ambient air and noise pollution levels in the state, which are observed to be high during the festival season. The final data reporting has to be placed before the central board by November 14 and the compliance report by November 30.
“In compliance with the directions of Supreme Court of India, issued in the…

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GOA: HC TO DECIDE TODAY WHETHER NGT JURISDICTION WILL BE IN PUNE, DELHI OR CIRCUIT BENCH IN GOA

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  • September 25, 2017

PANAJI

The High Court of Bombay at Goa will today decide whether the National Green Tribunal will stay in Goa or will be allowed to shift to Delhi.

The court will hear a bunch of petitions filed by social activists against the order of Union Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, to shift National Green Tribunal’s jurisdiction of Goa, from Pune to Delhi.

The court had earlier asked the Goa government to file its affidavit in the matter while the union government had already filed its affidavit in which they had not ruled out the possibility of setting up a circuit…

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GOA: STARTING FROM TODAY; GOA TO HOST 4th DRAGONFLYINDIA MEET AND 9th SYMPOSIUM OF INDIAN ODONATOLOGY

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  • September 15, 2017

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Goa is ready to host the 4th Dragonflyindia Meet and 9th Symposium of Indian Odonatology at Surla-Sacordem from September 15 to 19, 2017.

Odonatology is the science of studying dragonflies and damselflies, collectively referred to as odonates. They are excellent indicators of health of wetland ecosystems on which their lifecycle is dependent. Popularly known as “bhirmut” in Goa, till recently very little was known about the diversity of these specialist insects in the state. Sustained efforts by researchers such as Omkar Dharwadkar, Rohan Naik, Sridhar and Dhiraj Halali, led by Parag Rangnekar, has put more light on their status with…

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GOA: YET ANOTHER BLOW FOR CURLIES; GSPCB WITHDRAWS CONSENT

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  • September 14, 2017

ANJUNA (GOA)

The Goa State Pollution Control Board has ordered the revocation of the consent to operate under Water and Air pollution Act to Curlies shack located at Anjuna.

The order was passed in connection with the application moved by social activist Kashinath Shetye in National Green Tribunal (NGT). The NGT had ordered the pollution control board to revisit the consent granted to the controversial shack.

The board in its order issued today has asked the shack owner to stop the operation with immediate effect after his consent was withdrawn.

“The consent to operate order dated March 3, 2016, issued by the board…

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WITH GARBAGE-FREE MISSION BY 2020, CM URGES GOANS TO KEEP SURROUNDINGS CLEAN

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  • September 6, 2017

Panaji (Goa): Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar as sought citizens’ cooperation in keeping the State clean claiming that garbage menace is the problem of all Goans.

“The problem of garbage is not of one person alone or of the government. It is the problem of all Goans,” he said at the launch of the ‘Services of Regular Cleaning of Road Stretch from Miramar circle to Dona Paula circle’ under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of CAM Industrial Services LLP at Miramar.

He urged cooperation of citizens in keeping the surroundings clean while also lauding the corporate initiative in cleaning the roads as part…

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