About 300 residents from Curchorem urged Curchorem-Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC) to take action against mobile towers in Curchorem, if they are found to be illegal.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday assured that most people in the State will get water supply 24x7 with the completion of Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) project by 2014.

Food samples collected by Food and Drugs Administration inspectors from Mallikharjun High School in Canacona and the premises of Omkar Self Help Group which prepared the meals were found to contain

OMM’s ops suspended; Shri Mallikarjun PTA meet today to discuss issue

Over 2,000 students from different schools in Canacona had to go without mid-day meals on Friday, after the Education department reportedly suspended the mid-day meals supplied by Omkar Mahila Mandal (OMM) and efforts were underway to get a new supplier.

The Goa State Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) is contemplating issuing notices to coastal panchayats over their inaction over illegal constructions in CRZ areas within their jurisdictions

MARGAO: Finally taking cognizance of the 25,000 tons of hazardous waste lying unattended in the Cuncolim Industrial estate, Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar on Thursday issued a host of directions to the IDC as well as the occupier of the plot containing the waste in the Industrial estate.

Parrikar set a 15-day deadline on Ms The Axis to cover the hazardous waste with tarpaulin sheets as a temporary measure in view of the fast approaching monsoons. Secondly, the IDC was directed to hand over the plot of land to The Axis to set up a captive land site facility. The Axis in turn was directed the set up the captive land fill site on scientific lines in consultation with the Goa State Pollution Control Board

Proposes assignment for students on waste collection

Asserting that the high level task force is in the process of finalizing the right technology for setting up two waste treatments plants in the state, Environment Minister, Alina Saldanha on Sunday said a proposal is put forth before the Education Department to consider waste collection exercise by students from their homes as an assignment which will make them eligible for marks in the subject of science or environmental science.

PANJIM: Not satisfied with the ‘short-term measures’ undertaken by M/s The Axis to ensure safe storage of hazardous waste dumped at plot No. L-2 in the Cuncolim Industrial Estate, the Goa State Pollution Control Board has asked the company to initiate immediate action to ensure temporary safe storage of the waste.

In directions issued on March 8, the Board has asked the company among other things to construct a shed around the hazardous waste with GI sheets on the sides, a new boundary wall to keep intruders and stray animals out, storm water drains leading to a settling tank and construct four test wells.

Garbage is being burnt right inside the Dumane Garbage Treatment plant with CMC denying the activity, but a journo’s photographic evidence says it all

VASCO: Vasco MLA and KTC Chairman Carlos Almeida has stated that the state government will get a grant of Rs 100 crore from Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) to develop the Vasco city by the end of next year.

“I will also see that Vasco will be free of handcarts, following the construction of the fish and the vegetable markets,” informed Almeida while addressing a press conference on Thursday, where he presented his progress card of the first year in the government.