Goa’s model on scientific waste management
The Goa Waste Management Corporation model showcases that a SPV with ownership at the highest level of administration can turn things around for waste management especially if those at the helm of affairs are technically qualified, trained, motivated and dedicated. It can build technical capacities and improve the socio-economic status of the informal sector working in the waste sector. However, the success of waste management lies in a co-operative and participatory approach. Active participation of citizens, ULBs, VPs and all other stakeholders in waste management is a must to achieve a sustainable waste management ecosystem in Goa.