Goa Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with ACC Cement Company on Friday that will use non-biodegradable waste collected in the state as raw material for its kiln at its plant in Gulbarga.
Goa’s Environment Minister Aleixo Sequeira revealed that all plastic, themacol and rubber waste from Goa will be sent to the company’s Gulbarga plant with the State bearing the cost of transportation.
While this MoU is expected to tackle with the increasing plastic, thermacol and plastic waste in Goa that was posing to be a health and ecological hazard, the government has also constituted the committee to monitor its implementation.
The MoU is valid for three years during which time all village panchayats and municipal bodies in the state will be asked to hand over the plastic, thermacol and rubber waste collected from their jurisdiction to a government appointed agency which in turn will process the waste before dispatching it to Gulbarga.
The government has also decided to rope in various NGOs, students, scrap dealers and even rag pickers to execute this new venture in a bid to make Goa clean and green, said Sequeira.