PANJIM: In a bid to improve segregation of dry waste, Corporation of the city of Panaji has introduced further segregation of dry waste at source itself through the ‘four bin system’.

The fourth ‘Global Initiative for Restructuring Environment and Management’ (GIREM) leadership summit that started in Goa yesterday, will conclude on October 1.

Goa Government has refused to fund Corporation of the City of Panjim’s proposed garbage treatment project at Bainguinnim this year, although Goa Government steering committee had trumpeted that there was no need to apply for funding under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission and instead state government would fund it.

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PANJIM: Finally, the State government has decided to act tough to contain traffic jams and dust pollution caused by mining trucks especially in Sanguem and Quepem.

At a meeting with mining stake holders, the government proposed couple of measures to reduce dust pollution caused by transportation of ore through Sanguem and Quepem.

Mineral ore exporters ready to create infrastructural facilities

Goa Mineral Ore Exporters Association (GMOEA) today told the government that they are willing to put in funds to build infrastructural facilities like roads in the mining belt provided land is given to them free of all encumbrances.

As many as 49 species of Indian mammals are facing extreme levels of danger from problems ranging from poaching, habitat destruction, alteration and pollution, a study conducted by an international environment agency has said.

Mining waste jams water treatment plants lakhs of people in Tiswadi and Ponda talukas of North Goa are facing water shortage because mining activities in the catchment area of Opa Water Treatment Plant in Ponda are hampering the plant

SEZ Virodhi Manch, a non-government organisation, opposing special economic zones in the state on Tueday threatened to revive its agitation, if the state government fails to denotify the three industrial enclaves which are approved and notified by the union government. "The worst fears of the SEZ Virodhi Manch are confirmed with the central government intimating that it can not denotify the three SEZs notified for Goa. The SVM has always doubted the sincerity of the government regarding the scrapping of special economic zones in Goa,' SVM's convenor Charles Fernandes said.

Panaji: The Centre has conveyed to Goa government that there is no provision to denotify approved and notified Special Economic Zones (SEZs).