Ex-Navy chief flags concern about garbage issue in Goa

Goa’s garbage problem has assumed alarming proportions, said former chief of naval staff Admiral Arun Prakash and asked the government to take steps to arrest the rapidly deteriorating situation. In a letter to waste management minister Michael Lobo, Prakash has said that unless Goa acknowledges the magnitude of the problem and tackles it on a war-footing, garbage will overwhelm Goa and defeat the purpose of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.