IWMA (Industrial waste management association of Goa) has selected Nagpur-based SMS Envorcare private limited to set up a hazardous waste treatment plant in Dharbandora.
The plant with an area of 1,07,000 sq m will be setup by SMS Envorcare. There are about 160 industries that generate industrial hazardous waste in the range of 3,500-4,000 metric tonnes per year.
SMS ENVOCARE LTD. is Group Company of SMS Infrastructure Ltd., Nagpur and provides Environmental Infrastructure projects and Consultancy Services. The company has completed Common Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, Disposal Facilities at Ranjangaon, near Pune & Butibori near Nagpur, three Common Effluent Treatment Plants at Butibori, near Nagpur, Kagal near Kolhapur & Waluj near Aurangabad and Four Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment & Disposal Facilities at Delhi , Mumbai , Aurangabad & Nasik.
The project had been granted environmental clearance in 2008 but it languished due to opposition from locals. MOEF has granted Rs. 2 crore for the project and the Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) has also given its clearance.