Panaji: July 1, 2016 …. The Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Francis D’Souza today inaugurated one day Workshop on ‘Solid Waste Management’ (SWM) Rules and Sanitation organized by Goa State Urban Development Agency in the city today.

 The objective of the workshop was to review and assess the work done by the stakeholders to accomplish the goal of Swacch Bharat Mission.

 Vice-Chairman, GSUDA, Shri Sudhir Kandolkar; Chairpersons, Councilors, Chief Officers and staff of GSUDA attended the function.

 Shri D’Souza speaking on the occasion said that the objective of the Swacch Bharat Mission can be achieved easily in this small State of Goa with due assistance of Municipalities who have a major responsibility in comparison to other states.

 The Government endeavors to provide logistic to Municipalities in the State to make the Swacch Bharat Mission successful. He regretted the non participation by some of the stakeholders from local self bodies who have an important role to achieve the task.

 Shri D’Souza advised to organize timely meetings to review and assess the work and carve out system to speed up system to tackle the garbage problem. This seminar will help to take stock of progress of the work under Swacch Bharat Mission and hoped that the Seminar will help to deliberate, discuss and decide the future strategy.

 Secretary, Urban Development, Shri Sudhir Mahajan in his address urged the people to be sensitive towards cleanliness and work seriously to speed up cleanliness in ones respective areas. We have to create basic habits, practices pertaining to cleanliness to achieve the objective Swacch Bharat. There is no dearth of resources provided by the Government but the Officers need to guide local people to make the mission Swacch Bharat Mission, he pointed.

 Commissioner, CCP, Shri Dipak Desai also spoke on the occasion    

 Shri Elvis Comes Member Secretary   GSUDA welcomed the guests while Shri Hossamani, Chief Project Officer GSUDA proposed the vote of thanks.