State Urban Development Minister Francis D’Souza told reporters that sagging garbage menace need to be tackled.
“Garbage has become a major issue especially along the coastal belt. We will ask all civic bodies to set up the treatment plant in their jurisdiction,” he said.
The government, he said further, is also concerned as heaps of garbage on the beaches, street corners, and open fields is causing embarrassment to Goa tourism.
The minister, representing Mapusa constituency which comprises of popular north Goa beaches, said locals would be taken into confidence before finalizing landfill sites.
The state government couple of years ago had tried several measures to tackle the menace. The two touted projects were conducting waste-to-energy experiment, which proved futile and another door-to-door campaign called ‘Chaka Chak Goa’ – still ongoing in major places.