Breaking News

Carmelites talk trash with Sanjit Rodrigues

The Quality Assurance Cell of Carmel College of Arts, Science and Commerce for Women organised a presentation on solid waste management. An hour-long presentation titled ‘Talking Trash’ was delivered by commissioner of the corporation of the city of Panaji and managing director, Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation, Sanjit Rodrigues.
Rodrigues took the audience through the garbage woes faced by the city of Panaji over the last decade-and-a-half. The presentation highlighted the painstaking effort undertaken by the Panaji Municipal Corporation at composting, compacting, recycling non-biodegradable waste, future plans regarding the disposal of styrofoam and e-waste, and the citizen friendly approach adopted therein.
The sometimes callous approach of citizens towards segregation; their irresponsibility in dumping household waste in streets; the impact of tourism and the burning of plastic, paper, cloth and rubber, releasing noxious toxins into the air that we all breathe left many squirming in their seats.
Every point made in the presentation was supported by facts, figures and photographs. “Talking Trash” was a wake-up call to the six hundred strong audience comprising primarily of the citizens of South Goa. Expecting only municipalities and governments to make Goa clean and green is a myth. Every listener left the auditorium that morning convinced that at the very least segregation of dry garbage from kitchen waste is a small step every one could easily take.
It was ironical how talking about garbage aroused a latent sense of patriotism and ‘gauponn’ in participants.

Check Also

DMC celebrates World Environment Day

Library and Information Centre of Dnyanprassarak Mandal’s College and Research Centre, Assagao celebrated World Environmental …