Waste management facility at Saligao gets NEERI nod

Apr 15, 2015

03 Apr, 2015, PANJIM - The National Environmental Engineering and Research Institute's Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report on the solid waste management facility (SWMF) at Saligao plateau, claims it will improve health and lifestyle due to scientific disposal of municipal solid waste. The report also underlined that the garbage which otherwise is being dumped unscientifically creating unhygienic conditions is a vector for various diseases. The facility will handle 100 tons of garbage per day. Based on NEERI's EIA report, which is currently being contested before the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) had granted environment clearance (EC) to the project in March, this year, which will expire in March 2020. 
The EIA report, submitted on February 28 to SEIAA, does not predict any significant negative impact due to the establishment of this facility, but says that the quality of the soil which is presently degraded will be restored upon remediation/ treatment and disposal of the existing waste dumped at the site and that upon commissioning of the facility there will be aesthetic improvement of the surrounding area. "Salmona Spring water quality will improve due to the proper scientific management of solid waste and also the treatment of the existing old dumped un-segregated solid waste at the site," the EIA report claims.

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