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Minister for Science & Environment and PWD, Shri Nilesh Cabral, inaugurated Auditorium for Goa State Pollution Control Board at a function held at Saligao Bardez today.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Cabral exhorted the people to work together to ensure that we pass clean, green and pollution free to the coming generation. The need of the hour is to arrest pollution in all forms, he said and sought people’s participation and supplementing the Government efforts in this direction.

The Minister further speaking highlighted the importance for creating Social awareness on the harmful effects of single use plastic.The endeavour of GSPCB through production of Short film ” No to Single use of Plastic, is praiseworthy and urged the stakeholders from industrial sector and public at large to qwork together in making Goa pollution free and take the State to greater height of development. He also appreciated the initiatives of GSPCB for arresting the pollution in the State.

Secretary Environment, Shri Arun Kumar Mishra, IAS in his address stressed the need to do away all sorts of pollution. Although the Government strives on its part to arrest pollution. It is not sufficient. In this endeavour he said, public have equally an important role to play.The GSPCB has identified and planned to make 11 rivers pollution free in the future. He called upon the people to cooperate with the Government to make our waterbodies pollution free and make our State clean, green and pollution free.

Member Secretary, PCB, Smt. Shamila Monteiro gave a powerpoint presentation on Ease of Doing Buisiness and GSPCB Initiatives.

Scientist, Smt. Jenica Sequeira, Executives of various companies, Staff of GSPCB and others attended the function.

Shri Chetan Upadhye was felicitated at hands of Minister for his script writing for short film ” No to Single use of Plastic and coordination in the production of the short film.

Earlier, the Minister Shri Cabral released a short film directed by Shri Sangramsingh Gaikwad and produced by GSPCB. He alao released the revised Citizen Charter of GSPCB on the ocassion.

Chairman GSPCB Shri Mahesh Patil welcomed the guests.

Asst. Engineer GSPCB Smt. Indira Raut compered the function.

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