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Getting the numbers right on migrant labourers in Goa 6.4.2020 The Navhind Times

By Nitin Kunkolienker Estimating the number of migrant labour correctly is important during times of crisis such as coronavirus ordered lockdown. The state has substantial migrants deployed in sectors such as manufacturing, tourism, construction, government projects and security and housekeeping services. In addition migrants are also employed in cities doing garbage collection work, as domestic …

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Flu fighters 4.4.2020 The Navhind Times

Zubin D’Souza No one likes to fall ill. I mean when you were young it was a nice thing to pretend; you faked a bellyache, managed to skip school and got treated with an extra bit of compassion. Now the world is in the midst of an unprecedented showdown with nature. Never has humankind been …

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Carmona decide to focus on cleanliness, take up pre monsoon works with migrant labour 4.4.2020 The Navhind Times

NT NETWORK MARGAO The village panchayat of Carmona on Friday decided to take advantage of a recent order by the director of panchayat and use migrant labour in the village to take up pre monsoon works. The panchayat has also decided to focus on maintaining cleanliness around the village and to clean public areas of …

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COVID-19: Water a crucial weapon in pandemic fight 3.4.2020 Downtoearth
Water access, safe sanitation and rapid de-densification of settlements are key interventions in COVID-19 response plan
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MMC: face masks, gloves will be provided to daily wage workers in next 2 days 3.4.2020 Goa News – The Navhind Times

Margao: Chairperson of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) Pooja Naik, on Thursday, informed that in next two days, face masks, gloves and other protective equipment will be given to all the MMC daily wage workers, who collect the  daily generated waste from the town limits. Speaking to this daily, she said that an order has been …

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Lockdown proves to be a blessing for Ganga 3.4.2020 National News – The Navhind Times

New Delhi: The health of Ganga river  has seen significant improvement since enforcement of the nationwide lockdown that has led to reduction in dumping of industrial waste into it, experts have said. India has been placed under a three-week lockdown since March 24 with its 1.3 billion people instructed to stay home in view of …

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COVID-19: Food wastage on the rise 2.4.2020 Downtoearth
Lockdowns have led to hoarding and higher supply chain wastage
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GSPCB extends validity period of ‘consent to operate’ for industries 2.4.2020 The Navhind Times

NT NETWORK  Panaji In a move to ensure hassle-free availability of essential services amid the lockdown over the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) on Tuesday extended till June 30 the validity period of consent to operate and authorisation for different categories of industries. In its order, the board extended the validity period …

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CM seeks PM’s help to bring back stranded seafarers 2.4.2020 The Navhind Times

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday informed that he has sent a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to help the state government to bring back to Goa around 7000 to 8000 Goan seafarers, who are stuck up on ships in various countries, in the wake of COVID-19 epidemic. …

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Sheer stupidity to hoard ventilators, say experts 1.4.2020 Delhi Age
Forget sanitisers, masks, gloves and essentials; the latest reality is that the rich folks are buying ventilators for personal use at home
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Goa to utilise RS 120 cr more for COVID-19 facilities 1.4.2020 Goa News – The Navhind Times

Panaji: The Goa government on Tuesday decided to utilise Rs 120 crore out of Rs 400 crore from the Goa Iron Ore Permanent Fund for COVID hospital and other related disaster management facilities. The government on Monday had decided to utilise Rs 52 crore from the district mineral fund for the same purpose after a …

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COVID-19 is an opportunity 31.3.2020 Downtoearth
It provides a chance to work towards strengthening public health systems and better disaster resilience
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COVID-19: Disposing biomedical waste Bengal’s challenge at hand 31.3.2020 Downtoearth
The state is yet to follow CPCB guidelines on collection of biomedical waste of quarantined people
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Divar facing difficulties due to shortage of essential goods 30.3.2020 Goa News – The Navhind Times

NT NETWORK DIVAR The people of Divar island are facing difficulties due to shortage of essential goods in the shops. There is also no milk supply, vegetables, fruits, fish. Further, there is no proper transport, doctor or medicines for the last week.People in Divar island specially senior citizens and sick are suffering for want of …

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Second phase of sanitisation drive in city from today 30.3.2020 The Assam Tribune
Second phase of sanitisation drive in city from today
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NGOs under GMC fail to collect daily garbage 28.3.2020 The Assam Tribune
NGOs under GMC fail to collect daily garbage
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Scarlett Johansson's daughter to be 'flower girl' at her wedding 28.3.2020 PTI: All news
Scarlett Johansson's daughter to be 'flower girl' at her wedding
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Strict lockdown in Mormugao 28.3.2020 Goa News – The Navhind Times

NT NETWORK VASCO-The Mormugao municipal council on Friday decided strict implementation of lockdown in municipal jurisdiction by not allowing the movement of any vehicles and individuals, failing which strict action will be initiated by challaning the vehicles and by initiating legal action on individuals. The MMC chairperson Nandadeep Raut has disclosed that there was a …

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Safe water and COVID-19 — where the twain meet 27.3.2020 Downtoearth
It's not running water, but safe running water that is needed to fight the pandemic 
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St Joseph’s Educational Institute wins Wipro earthian Award 2019 27.3.2020 Kurio City – The Navhind Times

The Wipro Earthian programme for schools aims at providing exposure to multiple perspectives within the students’ peer group and the world. There are three themes of exploration – biodiversity, water, and waste. St Joseph’s Educational Institute, Chandor, worked on a project under the theme waste management, titled ‘Use it up or do without – A …

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