Three young entrepreneurs launch awareness campaign to keep Goa clean

Detritus Solutions’, an initiative formed by three local entrepreneurs, is working out solutions to the perennially simmering garbage problem of the coastal State.

Gaurav Pokle (30), an interior designer from Mapusa, Trivikram Prabhugoankar (34), a PWD contractor from Porvorim and Siddesh Thali (29), an MBA graduate from Taleigao, are keen on helping local self-government institutions like municipal councils and coastal panchayats which are desperately seeking ways to dispose of garbage, particularly during the tourist season.

The trio demonstrated live organic waste to compost via demo vehicle in a 15-minute process at Calangute in north coastal Goa on Sunday.

Detritus Solutions along with Lions Club of Calangute, Calangute Panchayat and many restaurant owners, guest house owners and general public conducted a beach cleaning drive on Candolim-Calangute beach on Sunday morning.

Sandip Bhandodkar, Sarpanch of Pilerna, Eknath Oraskar, Sarpanch of Saleigao, Joseph Fernandes, Deputy Sarpanch of Arpora, Joseph Sequira, ex-Sarpanch of Calangute, Ana Maria, Sarpanch of Calangute, Lion Club members, architect Rita Modi Joshi, Micheal Lobo and many others were present.

“For the next five days we will visit other municipalities, cities and villages in Goa. Detritus Solution plans to rope in all members of garbage committee, municipalities and panchayats in this initiative to work out sustainable solution to this problem,” said Mr. Pokle.

He said at present they were trying to ascertain whether the solution to the Goa problem had to be centralised or decentralised garbage collection in the first place. Their case studies in Pune, Sangli and Mumbai had been handy in this regard, he said, speaking about sustainable solutions to garbage.

Goa, according to their survey, generates 400 tonnes of garbage every day, and that had to be segregated at local levels. Goa’s garbage has high content of wet waste generated from hotels and around 120-market yards.


  • Three young entrepreneurs launch awareness campaign to keep Goa clean

  • Goa, according to their survey, generates 400 tonnes of garbage every day


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