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03 Aug 2018

People dumping live puppies, kittens in garbage, says Goa CM

Goa: People dumping alive puppies, kittens in garbage

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today told the Legislative Assembly that people were dumping puppies and kittens in the garbage while they were still alive.

He said around 25 puppies and 35 kittens were rescued from the waste treatment plant during the garbage segregation work.

Goa Waste Management Corporation's plant located at Saligao village treats waste collected from various village panchayats in North Goa.

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Goa: People dumping alive puppies, kittens in garbage

RDF

Parrikar explains why RDF being transported to Karnataka cement factories

Parrikar was responding to a question asked by BJP MLA Nilesh Cabral on the processing of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) collected at the waste treatment plant and its transportation to cement factories in Karnataka.

"RDF is a mix of garbage, including plastic, which needs to be burnt at 1,200 degrees centigrade. That is why we have to send it to the cement factories," Parrikar said.

Here is how the waste treatment plant would help

At the treatment plant, inorganic waste, primarily plastic, is shredded and crushed and moisture is entirely removed to form RDF, which can be used as fuel in the incineration plants of cement factories.

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Not Karnataka

Cabral suggests asking states other than Karnataka for help

Parrikar said four cement factories in Karnataka were taking RDF from Goa.

Cabral said the Goa government should look out for alternative cement plants in other states considering the rivalry of the state with Karnataka over Mahadayi water dispute.

Parrikar said the government was already in talks with plants in Maharashtra as the state needed alternative arrangements.

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