GOA ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COUNCIL MEETING HELD

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Panaji :: December 23, 2019  ..The meeting of Goa state Environment Protection Council was held at the Raj Bhavan today. Governor Shri. Satya Pal Malik chaired the meeting. The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant, Minister for Ports Shri. Michael Lobo and Minister for Power Shri. Nilesh Cabral.

Leader of Opposition Shri Digambar  Kamat besides MLAs Shri Pratapsingh Rane,  Shri Churchill Alemao, Shri. Ramkrishna Dhavalikar, Shri Vijay Sardesai, Smt Alina Saldanha, Shri. Prasad Gaonkar and Shri. Dayanand Sopte also attended the meeting.

Issues such as proposed Solid Waste Management Facility at Cacora and Bainguinim, Solid Waste Management Facility at Verna and Material Recovery Facility (MRF) at Chicalim, Establishment of Common Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility (CHWTSDF) – Pissurlem, Establishment of Common Bio-medical waste treatment and Disposal Facility (CBWTDF), Other Waste Management initiatives through GWMC to comply with the Rules notified by the MoEF & CC, Status of Construction and Demolition waste & sites in Goa were discussed.

 The meeting also took note of the current status of Mhadei river dispute. Status of Coastal protection initiatives to protect beach erosion in Goa, Mineral Policy, River Rejuvenation Action Plan, CZMP for the State of Goa, the study of tar balls surfacing on Goa beach and demarcation of ESA’s in the Western Ghats were also discussed in the meeting.

Environmentalists Dr. Nandkumar Kamat, Shri. Rajendra Kerkar, Shri. K.D. Sadhale, a scientist from NIO Dr. Sushant Naik gave their inputs on various issues.

The Chief Secretary Shri Parimal Rai IAS welcomed the dignitaries and Secretary Environment Shri Puneet Kumar Goel IAS proposed the vote of thanks. The meeting was also attended by Collector (North) Smt. R.Menaka IAS and other officers of various Government Departments.

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