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Promotion of S&T projects and Science Popularisation activities:-
Educational and research institutions, bonafide NGOs and relevant government organisations can avail of this scheme. Funds are released in the form of grant-in-aid to undertake appropriate S&T projects, science popularisation activities, environmental awareness drives and scientific workshops/seminars. Applications in the prescribed format should be made to the Director (DST&E) on the address at the Contact Us Page. The proposals are scrutinized for approval within one month of the date of receipt of completed applications.

Non-Conventional and Renewable Energy Sources:-
Activities under this scheme are undertaken through the Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA), an agency of the government under the purview of the DST&E & is located at Saligao, Bardez, Goa. The mandate of GEDA is to promote non-conventional and renewable energy sources and gadgets through popularization campaigns, demonstrations and offer of incentives. While achieving the said objectives, the public is also made aware of energy crisis, and adverse environmental impacts of conventional energy use. For detailed information on the non-conventional energy products and services/schemes offered by GEDA contact the Member Secretary, Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA), Opp. Saligao Seminary, P.O Saligao, Saligao.

Clearances under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986:-
All ‘constructions/developments’ (including houses, hotels and resorts) located within 500 mts. of the High Tide Line (HTL) along the sea coast and within 100 mts. (or the width of the water body, whichever is less) along either banks of “rivers/creeks/backwaters’’ influenced by tidal action, require prior clearance under the CRZ Notification of 2011. Applications in the prescribed format (available at GCZMA, Panaji) should be made to the Member Secretary , Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA), 3rd Floor, Dempo Towers, Panaji. The proposals are scrutinized for approval on receipt of completed applications. Projects requiring clearance from the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MOEF), Government of India (New Delhi), are first approved by the GCZMA and forwarded to the MOEF.

Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) :-
Industries including Thermal Power Plants included in the Schedule of the Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) Notification No.S.O.1533 of 2006 are required to obtain prior environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, (MoEF), (GoI). Public Hearing is mandatory for all such proposed industries and a report of the said Hearing is a pre-requisite for seeking environmental clearance. Applications should be first made to the Member Secretary, Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), Dempo Towers, Panaji,  in the prescribed format available with the GSPCB, to request the conduct of the Public Hearing. In cases of proposed mining leases, Public Hearing is mandatory only for lease area of more than 25 Hectares. Subsequently the proposals in the prescribed format should be forwarded either to the MoEF, GoI, as the case may be, alongwith the Report of Public Hearing, Consent to Establish (NOC) issued by the GSPCB, and all other supporting documents (e.g. EIA Report, EMP Report, etc) as per the EIA Notification, 2006.


Consent to Establish and Consent to Operate under the Water and Air Pollution (Control) Acts:-
All industries including those which are not listed in the Environment Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) Notification, 2006 have to obtain Consent to Establish (NOC) under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981 prior to the commencement of their construction. On completion of the construction work, all such industries are again required to obtain the Consent to Operate under the said Acts prior to the commencement of industrial production. 

Applications in the prescribed format alongwith all the relevant documents and the prescribed fees should be made to the Member Secretary Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), Dempo Towers, Panaji. The proposals are scrutinized for approval within one month of the date of receipt of completed applications.

Authorization under Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1989:-
All proposals involving industries generating hazardous waste, as defined in the said Rules, require prior authorisation to dispose off their hazardous wastes. Those desiring to obtain such an authorisation should contact the Member Secretary Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), Dempo Towers, Panaji.. The proposals are scrutinized for approval within one month of the date of receipt of completed applications.

Authorisation under the Bio-medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998:-
Every occupier of an institution generating, collecting, receiving, storing, transporting, treating, disposing ‘and/or’ handling bio-medical waste in any other manner except such occupiers of clinics, dispensaries, pathological laboratories and blood banks providing ‘treatment/services’ to less than 1,000 patients per month should obtain authorization from the GSPCB. Also, every operator of a bio-medical waste facility should obtain the authorization from the GSPCB.

Applications in the prescribed format (available with the GSPCB) should be made to the Member Secretary Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), Dempo Towers, Panaji.

Authorisation under the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000:
All municipal authorities and all operators of waste disposal facilities have to obtain authorization from the GSPCB for setting up municipal waste processing and disposal facilities including sanitary landfills. In this regard, municipal authorities should comply with the implementation schedule as indicated in above mentioned rules.

Application in the prescribed format should be made to the Member Secretary, Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), Dempo Towers, Panaji.

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