Goa: The North Goa collectorate has instructed fishermen at Caranzalem beach to carry out sale of fish at the landing point by maintaining social distance. Recent videos on social media showed how the fishermen had netted a bumper catch, shoals of which were being dragged to shore by fishermen, as eager buyers gathered around flouting social distancing norms. “We had asked the police to intervene for safety measures so that people are responsible on their own and avoid crowding at the beach. There is already a separate area designated near the beach for selling the fish, despite which, people always huddle around the boat once we arrive. There is no way to control the public,” a fisherman, Caetano D’souza, said.
Waste management minister Michael Lobo said that the tender document for construction of the 250 tonne per day (TPD) solid waste treatment plant (SWTP) at Bainguinim has been vetted by an internal auditor, and will be shown to chief minister Pramod Sawant and Panaji MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate this week for their suggestions before it is put up in the public domain to invite bidders. Lobo was speaking after a review meeting on the progress of the Bainguinim plant.
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