Old Goa: After much delay, the waste treatment plant at Banguinim, near Old Goa, will be a reality with State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) according Environment Clearance for the same.
State Waste Management Minister Micheal Lobo told reporters on Saturday that SEIAA has accorded Environment Clearance for the project for the project Bainguinim with the capacity to treat 250 tonnes of waste per day.
The project was in the controversy in the past as it was falling near Old Goa’s Churches which are protected sites notified by UNESCO.
Lobo said that the SEIAA on January 06, during its meeting accorded EC for the project, which will take care of the garbage in North Goa including that of capital city of Panaji.
“The proposed Solid Waste Management facility at Bainguinim will be designed to treat 50 tonnes of segregated dry waste, 150 tonnes of segregated wet waste and 50 tonnes of mixed waste per day,” the minister said.
He said that the facility shall comply with the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 prescribed by Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.