Department of Tourism takes charge of cleaning: laborers deployed on beaches with the assistance of


Department of Tourism takes charge of cleaning: laborers deployed on beaches with the assistance of GTDC’s Project Cell


·         Close to 200 laborers deployed  on  all  important beaches in North and South Goa
·         All beaches to be covered in the coming days

·         Primary focus  on collection,  exercise to segregate and  dispose of waste to follow

 The cleaning of beaches across the  State’s coastline has commenced in full swing with the Department of Tourism taking full charge of the exercise with effect from yesterday through the assistance of the  Project Cell of  Goa Tourism Development  Corporation.
Since Friday as many as 200 laborers have been pressed into beach cleaning work on most of the important beaches in North and South Goa. The Department of Tourism is also aiming to deploy laborers on all other beaches in the coming days depending on the availability.
In a statement issued today,  Goa Tourism has welcomed the support from various contractors who have deployed their staff for beach cleaning work in the wake of the suspension of the said task by Drishti Lifesaving.
At the outset, the Department of Tourism is focusing on the collection of waste, and the second stage of segregation and disposal is also being worked out.
The waste collected from the beaches is proposed to be segregated and thereafter sent to the waste treatment plant at Saligao.
“Our first target is to remove the accumulated waste,” explained a senior official from the Project Cell of GTDC.   The laborers engaged on the beaches will thereafter be guided on the task of segregation. “This will take at least another day or two for the entire exercise to be synchronized and stabilized,” the official said.
The Department of Tourism today further said that the entire beach cleaning exercise is now under control and has expressed confidence that once streamlines will work out smoothly and effectively until the beach cleaning tendering process is completed and a new agency is appointed.