Goa State Pollution Control Board report on the status of waste management, sanitation, afforestation, mining and others, 02/03/2023

  • 02/03/2023

Monthly progress report by Goa State Pollution Control Board in Original Application  606 of 2018 (Compliance of MSW Management Rules, 2016).

In Goa, where sewer network is not available, septic-tank-soak-pit arrangement is adopted. Many hotels and residential buildings (50 rooms and above) have their own treatment plant (as mandated under the TCP Act 2010). Sulabh toilets are provided for group of houses and bio toilets have been provided under open defecation free (ODF) policy in the state.

There are nine operational sewage treatment plants and there is no gap in treatment capacity. Landfilable waste (about 250 MT) is being disposed-off (since March 2021) through a secured landfill site set-up in a common hazardous waste facility at Pissurlem. Goa has set-up a plastic-to-fuel plant at Pernem Municipal Council (North Goa). However, currently, it is not-working and under repairs.

There is no industrial discharge within any of the polluted river-stretches, stated the Goa State Pollution Control Board report to the NGT.