Sunday, June 25, 2017

Goa airport operating without valid consent: Pollution board

Panaji: The Goa State Pollution Control Board has found that the international airport at Dabolim is operating without a valid consent under air and water acts. The pollution board also found that the sewage treatment plant at the airport was not functioning.
"As per the board records, the unit doesn't have the consent to operate for the new terminal building. The board may direct the unit to apply for consent to operate at the earliest and may also apply penalty for delay in obtaining consent to operate," GSPCB said in its inspection report.
The pollution board inspected the Dabolim airport after it received a letter on May 30 from panchayat minister Mauvin Godinho's office. The minister's office forwarded a complaint of May 3 from one Jude Joseph Thypo of Assoi Dongri, who had alleged that the Airports Authority of India was discharging sewage in Assoi Dongri nallah.
25/06/17 Murari Shetye/Times of India