PORVORIM: Chief minister Manohar on Thursday informed the legislative assembly that the state government’s ambitious project of converting non-recyclable waste into would become a reality in the next seven months.
“We are coming with a project to convert plastic into heavy fuel, such as diesel. The work on this plant is at an advanced stage in Pernem and should start in six to seven months,” Parrikar said while responding to the cut motions moved by the opposition in the legislative assembly.

The state government’s initiative of converting non-recyclable plastic waste into fuel, which was derailed due to teething problems, is back on track.

The foundation stone for the plant was laid during the earlier BJP-led government. It is now being constructed by the Goa state urban development agency (GSUDA) in collaboration with Tamil Nadu-based M K Aromatics and the Pernem municipal council (PMC), and will come up on an expansive 8,000sqm of leased land at the Pernem garbage treatment plant.

Parrikar also said the Cacora solid waste treatment plant was on track and that the government had completed land acquisition for the Verna and Bainguinim solid waste management plants.

The chief minister further explained that work on the solid waste management plants was delayed due to the series of environmental clearances required for them.

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