Mahesh Patil appointed as GSPCB Chief

Mahesh Patil has been appointed as the new chairman of Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) for a term of three years.

Mahesh is an expert member of the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA), and is the Founder and Managing Director at NV Ecofarm, Goa.

An order issued by the Union Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) appoints Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Director Panchayats, Director Tourism, Director Industries, Chief Engineer Water Resources Department and Chief Engineer of Public Works Department as government members, with the Director Environment being the member secretary.

Savio Correia, Flaviano Miranda, Mahesh Patil and Sujeetkumar Dongre are expert members, while Shrirang Jambhale, representing NGO Gram Vikas Kendra from Savoi-Verm, is a non-government organisation member.

“The Authority shall, for the purpose of protecting and improving the quality of the coastal environment and preventing, abating and controlling environmental pollution in the coastal regulation zone areas in the State,” the order stated. The Authority has to regulate all development activities in CRZ areas and shall be responsible in enforcing and monitoring the prevention of the protected areas.


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