The tourist village of Colva is grappling with the problem of garbage collection and disposal. It’s one of the few coastal villages still facing a ban on multi-dwelling units since the last three years for want of waste disposal mechanism.

Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) report filed in the high court in July this year only showed there’s no improvement at the ground level, with the Board recommending further curbs and restrictions on further development, construction in the village until the implementation of the provisions of Rural Garbage Disposal Scheme, 2005.