Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant (File Photo)
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant (File Photo)

Sonsoda Fire: Goa CM orders coordinated efforts to tackle blaze

ANI | Updated: May 31, 2019 21:16 IST

Panaji (Goa) [India], May 31 (ANI): Goa Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant on Friday chaired a high-powered committee meeting on the pressing issue of Sonsodo fire. The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, Digambar Kamat and other senior officials.
According to a statement by the Goa government, the Chief Minister ordered a coordinated effort from Fire and Emergency Services and other concerned departments to control the fire and also establish a control centre on site with South Goa Collector as in-charge of the operations.
The fire broke out in Sonsodo garbage dump yard on Monday. Although now it has been controlled, the smog emitted by it has turned into an environmental hazard. (ANI)