Panaji, October 22, 2015 …. The Hon’ble Governor, Dr. Mridula Sinha, recently inaugurated a Shredder Machine at Raj Bhavan. This machine will be used to crush dry leaves, timber and other degradable dry waste material into small pieces, which will be used as manure for flower plants, vegetables, coconuts, etc., thereby,generating organic manure for the Raj Bhavan gardens.
The Raj Bhavan staff has conducted cleanliness drives at Miramar Circle and the road from there to Tonca junction, four times during the last one month, as part of the clean Panjim Mission. 30 personnel from the Directorate of Fire services and 60 staff members of the Directorate of Agriculture joined them in the cleanliness drives conducted on October 7th and 16th , respectively. The Raj Bhavan staff had volunteered to maintain cleanliness at Miramar Circle and the Tonca road, as an example for other Government Departments and citizens to emulate and adopt voluntarily.
The Raj Bhavan office has issued detailed guidelines to the staff, residents, police personnel and others, not to bring plastic items to the campus, to the extent possible and also to dispose off such items, if brought, with meticulous care, not to be seen in the campus. This step has been taken to make the Raj Bhavan estate a Plastic-free Zone.