Centre calls meet on Goa’s ‘tar balls’ phenomenon


With Goa’s tar balls phenomenon getting wider attention of environmentalists and parliamentarians, the Centre has called a high-level meeting of stakeholders, including experts from across the country, later this month to find out exact reason of the deposition of polluting substances along the state coasts every year during Monsoon season.

“We still don’t know the exact reason why does this phenomenon affect Goa coast. It is important to discuss the issue thoroughly based on scientific findings and to have a clear road-map to deal with the menace,” said Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar.

Full report here Times of India


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