WORKSHOP ON WASTE MANAGEMENT HELD

Panaji: June 26, 2016 ….  The Department of Science and Technology, Government of Goa organized a half-day Training Workshop on June 21, 2016, in order to sensitize and make all concerned Government Department aware of their roles and responsibilities waste management Rules as well as the implementation of the GNGCA.

            The Chief Secretary, Shri R.K. Srivastava addressed the participants during the said Workshop and urged the participants to take a proactive part in the implementation of the Act. The Secretary, Science and Technology and Environment, Shri Kunal gave the concluded remarks.

             Resource persons for the Workshop included Adv. S.B. Faria (Retired Director of Prosecution and Legal Retainer for the Goa State Pollution Control Board) who explained the legal aspects of the provisions to fine under the GNGCA with various case studies and scenarios, while Dr. Mohan Girap, Scientist C, Goa State Pollution Control Board explained the salient features of the new Rules as well as roles and responsibilities of various stakeholder Departments.

             More than sixty five Government officials as well as members of the Monitoring-cum-Working Committee for Solid Management attended the Workshop. The question and answer session had queries on the difficulties faced during the implementation of Acts and Rules on ground, which were deliberated and discussed upon.

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