Goa revises guidelines for garbage disposal facilities

The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has revised its guidelines for buffer zones around garbage disposal facilities.

The guidelines make it mandatory for maintaining a buffer zone around any residential, schools, religious places, cemetery and ecological sensitive areas from the outer boundary of any new proposed waste processing and disposal facilities handling between 25 metric tonne and 100-metric tonne of solid and wet waste per day.

Under the new guidelines, it will be mandatory to maintain a distance of at least 500 metres from habitation and eco-sensitive areas for wet waste handling of above 100 MT/day capacity and 300 metres away from waste handling capacity of 50 MT/day and 99 MT/day capacity facility.

The Navhind Times reports that the revised guidelines are in line with the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules, 2016.

Picture Credit: Inshaanshah62 at English Wikipedia, North Goa Political Map, CC BY-SA 3.0

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