Goa Govt for signing MoU with BARC for tech transfer

Press Trust of India Panaji | Updated on March 18, 2011 Published on March 18, 2011

The Goa Government plans to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Mumbai-based Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for technology transfer to deal with solid waste management.

“BARC has developed a modern technology for treatment of garbage, preservation of fruits and food grains etc,” the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, who also holds the Finance portfolio, said in his budget speech.

“There are also various other technologies developed by them which are of use to mankind. I propose to sign an MoU with BARC for technology transfer to Goa,” he said.

In yet another initiative, the State Government has proposed that educational institutes in Goa will now double up as plastic collection centres.

Mr Kamat has proposed to provide incentives to the educational institutes to set up a plastic and related product collection centres within the school premises.

He said students will be encouraged to bring in clean plastics, plastic bottles and other plastic recyclable products from their home to be deposited in these collection centres.

“The plastic collected here will be picked up by the contractor engaged by director of panchayats for collection of plastic waste,” Mr Kamat said adding that he has provided additional budget provision for this purpose under the department of environment.

“Cleanliness begins at home. Whilst cleaning one's house, care should be taken, not to dirty somebody else's, by recklessly dumping waste by the roadside,” the Chief Minister said explaining about the motive behind such an initiative.

Mr Kamat said parents and children are the key stakeholders to successful implementation of segregation-based projects in the State.

Published on March 18, 2011
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