Villagers from Curti-Khandepar, Ponda, have threatened to intensify agitation to demand immediate stoppage of garbage treatment facility being developed by Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) at Kerye-Kh

To urge for exempting State from sand mining ban

The government on Tuesday told the Goa Legislative Assembly that it will move the National Green Tribunal (NGT) next month, urging it to exempt Goa from the ban on the removal of sand from river beds.

The Mapusa municipal council (MMC) has sent notices to the mobile phone tower companies operating in the municipality's jurisdiction without the civic body's consent, warning erring companies of strict action against them.

Sources informed TOI that there are about 70 mobile phone towers in the MMC's jurisdiction, and some among them, have been operating without the legal permissions from the MMC.

The Goa State Pollution Control Board has directed all steel units in the Cuncolim Industrial Estate, besides Nicomet to install equipment to reduce smoke and emissions.

The State government’s two-year ban on sand extraction did not deter traditional extractors from illegally pursuing the trade.

The Uguem gram sabha on Sunday resolved to ask the Goa State Pollution Control Board to take cognizance of the alleged dust and air pollution caused by a plant at Xelpem.

The gram sabha members alleged that due to the operation of the plant, which is in close vicinity of the Selaulim Dam, the drinking water supplied to them is severely affected with muddy water being supplied at many times.

Calangute in north Goa and Curchorem in the south, have been selected for coastal garbage treatment plants(GTPs) to cater to solid waste generated in coastal and rural areas of the state.

Following a series of complaints about discharge of untreated effluents and sewage into a fresh water nullah at Curti-Ponda by industries, the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has decided

Goans for Dabolim Only has demanded that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar along with all the legislators visit Mopa and see for themselves the destruction that will be caused to the ecology and the

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ms Lithoferro Vs MoEF on mining in Goa dated 09/05/2013.