Minister for Science & Environment and PWD, Nilesh Cabral, inaugurated the Auditorium for Goa State Pollution Control Board at a function held at Saligao.
Speaking on the occasion, Cabral exhorted people to work together to ensure that ‘we pass a clean, green, and pollution-free Goa to the coming generation. The need of the hour is to arrest pollution in all forms,’ he said, and sought people’s participation and supplementing the Government efforts in this direction.
The Minister highlighted the importance of creating social awareness of the harmful effects of single-use plastic. The endeavor of GSPCB through the production of the short film, No to Single use of Plastic, is praiseworthy and urged the stakeholders from the industrial sector and the public at large to work together in making Goa pollution free and take the State to a greater height of development. He also appreciated the initiatives of GSPCB for arresting the pollution in the State.
Secretary Environment, Arun Kumar Mishra, IAS in his address stressed the need to do away with all sorts of pollution. Although the Government strives on its part to arrest pollution. It is not sufficient. In this endeavor he said, the public has equally an important role to play. The GSPCB has identified and planned to make 11 rivers pollution free in the future.
He called upon the people to cooperate with the Government to make our waterbodies pollution-free and make our State clean, green, and pollution free.
Member Secretary, PCB, Shamila Monteiro gave a PowerPoint presentation on Ease of Doing Business and GSPCB Initiatives.
Scientist Jenica Sequeira, Executives of various companies, Staff of GSPCB, and others attended the function.
Chetan Upadhye was felicitated at hands of the Minister for script writing the short film, ‘No to Single use of Plastic’ and coordination in the production of the short film.
Earlier, Minister Cabral released a short film directed by Sangramsingh Gaikwad and produced by GSPCB. He released the revised Citizen Charter of GSPCB on the occasion.