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Goa's overcrowded beaches and countryside have seen garbage piling up, with the state failing to put in place an effective garbage disposal mechanism.
Beer bottles, empty tetra packs and potato wafer packets are ubiquitous. Assorted dry waste litters the beach, left behind by irresponsible tourists and locals.
Neither the coastal village panchayats nor the tourism department is equipped to safely dispose of the garbage collected by sweepers.
Esperance Fernandes believes that the move by the village panchayat would help minimise the filth on the beach as well as set an example for other coastal village panchayats.