Times Of India - Goa - Friday, 19 July 2013
In the coming tourist season, visitors to Goa's pristine beaches can hope to see cleaner beaches. The goa tourism department has floated a tender inviting bids for comprehensive management and cleanliness of about 40 beaches along the 105 km coastline of the state. The successful bidder will have to bear responsibility for segregation, composting organic waste and depositing non-biodegradable material at a centralized place, in addition to collection of waste.
There will be total manual beach cleaning at eco-sensitive beaches such as Morjim and Mandrem in North Goa, and Galgibaga and Agonda in South Goa. These beaches have been identified and declared as turtle-nesting sites.Mechanized beach cleaning will be taken up at Colva and Calangute; the two most popular beaches.