PANJIM, July 24 -- Following the opposition to the expansion of 100 TPD Saligao treatment plant to 250 TPD, Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo has said that the government will drop the idea of expansion only if all panchayats are ready to treat their own garbage.

The villagers of Saligao including MLA Jayesh Salgaocar, former MLA Dilip Parulekar and Congress spokesperson Tulio de Sousa along with the village panchayat of Saligao have opposed the expansion.

In a direct message to the three politicians, Lobo said they were trying to revive the sinking political career through garbage of Goa.

"The three know very well they will not be elected and hence are protesting to garner public support," Lobo charged.

Lobo further charged that...