Social activist Anthony D’Silva from Ambelim sat on a dharna all covered with tyres, in front of the Collectorate building, Margao to draw attention to the growing menace of tyre burning in Goa.
He distributed leaflets explaining the harm of burning tyres and urged the government to take immediate steps to stop this menace that is occurring practically in every village in the state.
He said the tyres are being burnt mostly in the night to avoid detection and demanded that a mechanism be set in place to scientifically dispose off tyres. “As long as there is no mechanism put in place, people will continue to burn tyres,” he said.
It may be recalled that Anthony had earlier attempted to hold a similar demonstration against plastic pollution on 15th August, but he was whisked away by the police as the Independence Day celebration were slated to commence at the Collectorate building shortly.