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Garbage and Goa: Mapusa Gets its Act Together

 
/ July 7, 2015

Mapusa, Goa | Sulochana Pednekar The bustling city of Mapusa in Goa generates about 15-16 tonnes of waste a day, which mostly end up at the giant landfill in neighbouring Assagaon. Mapusa Municipal Corporation started a door to door garbage collection scheme of segregated wet and dry waste. This was...

Siolim Locals Infuriated By Teso Waterfront’s Blatant Legal Violations

 
/ March 21, 2015

The meandering Chapora River, the site of pink and purple sunsets and swaying coconut trees, has become a hotbed of arguments and grievances over the past few years. Local residents of Siolim Vaddy in Goa are infuriated by the multiple inconveniences being caused by Teso Waterfront, a river facing resort...

Reserved: Ladies Seat

 
/ November 17, 2014

Last year on International Women’s Day, the government’s transport department increased the number of seats reserved for women in local buses from 4 to 8. However, not much has changed. “Women still have to stand, be pushed around and get groped while men sit back and relax”, says Community Correspondent...

Recycling Goa

 
/ June 30, 2014

VV-Correspondent Sulochana Pednekar films “The Sustainable Green Company” in Betki, Ponda, Goa.  Ajay Gramopadhyay started the company manufacturing eco-friendly, recyclable, biodegradable, products to help reduce garbage and motivate others to recycle.    He explains how, “We take waste paper and make pulp out of it which is molded into the...

Garbage is a major problem in Goa

 
/ June 30, 2014

Garbage is a major problem in Goa.  However, school children of Aldona village are making a conscious environmental effort to find recyclable solutions to it.  The Garbage Management Program was introduced by the Lion’s Club Aldona, which uses programs already in place in Canada and Ireland and brings them to...

Garbage & Goa: Assagaon Fire

 
/ May 7, 2014

Goa’s Garbage troubles have been getting out of hand of late. Community Correspondent Sulochana Pednekar explains what she’s been doing as a part of wider community efforts to start fixing the mess. Palm tree lined roads nestled between lush green hills, waves dancing on sun-soaked beaches. Goa is home to mellow...

Clean Up Goa: Community wields Camera for Change

 
/ March 25, 2014

Most commonly identified as one of India’s top holiday destinations, Goa comes complete with its sun-and-sand picturesque world & susegad life. However, there is another side to Goa, a side that often remains forgotten by a world lulled by the hot sun & potent psychedelia of Goa. Sulochana has been...