Panaji, Sep 2 (TNN):The integrated system of beach cleaning covering major beaches in the state began on Monday. The waste from the bins placed on the beaches will be collected on a daily basis in addition to combing of wet and dry sand.
Machines will be pressed into service as well as manual cleaning will be undertaken where necessary.
“With the increase in the number of tourists visiting Goa each year, there is a concern about the cleanliness of the beautiful seashores across the state. Goa tourism has taken the matter seriously as it recognizes and understands that every tourist is important and distinct which also means cleanliness is a priority for the state and the sector,” said Pamela Mascarenhas, deputy director, department of tourism.
Bhumika Transport, Waste Handling Services, a Mumbai-led consortium will manage the North Goa stretch which includes Keri, Arambol, Mandrem, Morjim, Vagator, Ozrant, Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Candolim, Sinquerim, Nerul, Miramar, Caranzalem, Siridao, Bambolim.
Ram Engineering and Construction Company, a Mumbai-led consortium will manage the South Goa stretch which includes Majorda, Baina, Bogmolo, Velsao, Arrosim, Utorda, Majorda, Betalbatim, Colva, Sernabatim, Benaulim, Zalor, Fatrade, Varca, Cavelossim, Agonda, Palolem, Patnem, Rajbag, Talpona, Galgibag.
The beach cleaning will be done through two agencies. “The initial work of placement of dustbins, building of compost pits, recruitment of manpower, purchasing vehicles, etc. is under way,” said Mascarenhas.
Special arrangements will also be made to meet the intense demand of beaches after special events such as Ganpati immersion, Durga celebrations, beach weddings, film shootings or any other tourism-related events to ensure complete cleanliness of the beach within 24 hours after the day of the event.
The project will also ensure cleanliness of beaches from floating and other waste onto the beaches from tidal springs especially during the monsoon and high tides.
The beach cleaning will be done through two agencies Bhumika Transport, Waste Handling Services will manage North Goa and Ram Engineering and Construction Company will look after South Goa.
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Integrated cleaning of major beaches begins across Goa