The three-day National Conference on Goa Government’s state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities and initiatives in Solid and Sewage Waste Management, will commence at Goa State Pollution Control Board auditorium at Saligao on Wednesday (6th December).
The inaugural function will be graced by the Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant, Minister for Waste Management & Revenue, Atanasio Monserrate; Former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy – Dr Anil Kakodkar; Dr Sharad Kale, Scientist, BARC and other eminent personalities.
Dr Sanjay Goel (IAS), Secretary, Science and Technology, Govt of Goa, will give the welcome address and spell out the objectives of the conference. Dr Kale will deliver the Keynote Address at the inaugural session.
The national conference is being hosted in compliance to the direction of the National Green Tribunal, Principal Bench, Delhi; so that the other states particularly the North Eastern and Coastal States can learn from Goa’s experiences on the subject of Waste Management Challenges in larger public interest.
The technical sessions include deliberations/interactions, to be held at the conference, are as follows:
• Issues & Challenges in setting up of Integrated Waste Management Facilities in Goa by Dr Levinson Martins & Michael De Souza, IAS
•Overview of Solid Waste Management in India by PU Asnani
•SWM integrated approach by Dr Sharad Kale
•Financing Aspects of Integrated Solid Waste Management Facilities by Nitin Chougale
•Preparation of SWM Policy for Goa by Premraj Dhanasekaran
•Development of Guidance Document for Solid and Liquid Waste Management for a City by Dr Atul Vaidya and Dr MP Patil
•Material Recovery Facility by Dr Munish Chandel
•Municipal Solid Waste Collection success story by SA Khadar Saheb
•Human Behavioural Change : A Key to address SWM by Sujeetkumar Dongre
•Social Aspects and challenges of Ragpickers by Jyoti Mhapsekar
•Role of NGOs by Madhuvanti Kale
•Waste Management and lifestyle behaviour by Clinton Vaz