Corporation of the City of Panaji
India

Population: 114405
Area of jurisdiction: 36 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: 19 by 2019 (2013) n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: % by 2018 n/a
Energy efficiency target: % by 2018 (2013) n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
2013

Mitigation actions

Planning for Public Bike Sharing System for the city
A detailed project report has been prepared to plan a Public Bicycle Share (PBS) System for the city. The target audience of the system will be the residents of the city whose travel distances are less than 5 kms and tourists in the city. While the residents will become regular users of the system, using the bike share for either end to end connectivity or for last mile connectivity, the tourists will become casual users of the system and be able to use the system to visit the various points of tourist attraction in the city, through multiple short trips in a day. The system proposed will have to be planned keeping this target audience in mind. The scope of the plan is Studying public bicycle systems, understanding its various planning, engineering, operational, management and financial models. Recommendations on location and density of stations, size of the system and stations, system technology, fare structure, cost, business & finance model, phasing of the project and institutional structure. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Panaji
Comprehensive Mobility Plan for the city of Panaji has been developed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) in compliance with the National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP). The Objective of the plan is to ensure safe, affordable, quick, comfortable, reliable and sustainable access for growing number of city residents to jobs, education and other needs. This is planned to be achieved through: • Improved public transport; • Facilities for use of non-motorized vehicles; • Greater involvement of private sector; • Innovative financing mechanisms; • Reduced travel demand- better integration of land use and transport planning; • Use of cleaner technology; • Better awareness; and • Capacity building- individual and institutional. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Municipal Market Energy Efficiency Operation Pilot Project under Urban LEDs
ICLEI South Asia with the support of Meghraj Capital Advisors Private Limited (MCA) has conducted a techno-commercial feasibility study document to understand the investment economics and evaluation of various options for street light energy efficiency implementation using different models. This will be followed by preparation of a tender document for public private participation to improve street light infrastructure. The existing street lighting system is based on inefficient sodium, metal halide, CFLs and fluorescent lamps and a large number of them burn out frequently due to poor street lighting infrastructure and electrical distribution network for street lights. This compromises the safety and security of citizens of Panaji and tourists in evening and night hours. . The annual energy consumption for street lighting is 3.80 Mus and electricity cost is Rupees 126 lakhs. The operations and maintenance cost for the year 2014 is approximately Rupees 121 lakhs. It is important that the city streets are well lit and are designed and implemented as per the national lighting standards with the right aesthetics. Since Panaji is a heritage city and a very popular tourist destination in the country which attracts many national and international tourists across the world it is recommended that the illumination levels in the city areas should be ideally greater than existing average illumination levels. The CCP therefore intends to improve the existing street light infrastructure with the help of private sector participation Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Smart Street Lighting Pilot Project Under Urban LEDs
ICLEI South Asia with the support of Meghraj Capital Advisors Private Limited (MCA) has conducted a techno-commercial feasibility study document to understand the investment economics and evaluation of various options for street light energy efficiency implementation using different models. This will be followed by preparation of a tender document for public private participation to improve street light infrastructure. The existing street lighting system is based on inefficient sodium, metal halide, CFLs and fluorescent lamps and a large number of them burn out frequently due to poor street lighting infrastructure and electrical distribution network for street lights. This compromises the safety and security of citizens of Panaji and tourists in evening and night hours. . The annual energy consumption for street lighting is 3.80 Mus and electricity cost is Rupees 126 lakhs. The operations and maintenance cost for the year 2014 is approximately Rupees 121 lakhs. It is important that the city streets are well lit and are designed and implemented as per the national lighting standards with the right aesthetics. Since Panaji is a heritage city and a very popular tourist destination in the country which attracts many national and international tourists across the world it is recommended that the illumination levels in the city areas should be ideally greater than existing average illumination levels. The CCP therefore intends to improve the existing street light infrastructure with the help of private sector participation Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Solid Waste Management Detailed Project Report
The Corporation of the City of Panaji has prepared a detailed project Report (DPR) and allied Engineering Drawings on Solid Waste Management Plan for Panaji City on an integrated approach line with the guidelines of MoEF / CPCB and MSW Rules 2000. The detailed Project Report covers an introduction to project, background of the planning area, Status of the existing Solid Waste Management System, proposed MSW Management system with cost estimate, equipment’s and their specifications, route plans, design of waste Management facility with cost estimates, conceptual design of sanitary landfill with cost estimates and engineering drawings, operational and Maintenance aspects, Cost of proposed system, Financial frame work including public private participation in establishing the MSW facility. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Installation of 50 kWp Standalone Roof Top Solar PV system at Paryatan Bhawan (Goa Tourism) in Patto
The 50 kWp Solar PV system is proposed to be set up on the roof top of Paryatan Bhawan (Goa Tourism) in Patto, Panjim. The power generated will be supplied to the internal grid of the building. It is estimated to generate 75.93 MWh of power and operate at a capacity factor of 17.3%. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Installation of 50 kWp Standalone Roof Top PV system at Government Polytechnic College in Altinho
The 50 kWp Solar PV system is proposed to be set up on the roof top of Government Polytechnic College building in Altinho, Panjim. The power generated will be supplied to the internal grid of the building. It is estimated to generate 75.93 MWh of power and operate at a capacity factor of 17.3%. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Installation of 25 kWp Standalone Roof Top Solar PV system at Passport Office in Patto
It is proposed to set up a 25 kWp standalone solar photovoltaic system on the roof top of Passport Office in Patto, Panjim, which will generate and supply to the internal grid of the building. It is estimated to generate power of 37.97 MWh and operate at a capacity factor of 17.3%. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Installation of 50 kWp Standalone Rooftop Solar PV system at National Institute of Oceanography in Dona Paula
The 50 kWp Solar PV system is proposed to be set up on the roof top of National Institute of Oceanography in Dona Paula, Panjim. The power generated will be supplied to the internal grid of the building. It is estimated to generate 75.93 MWh of power and operate at a capacity factor of 17.3%. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Installing 25 kWp Standalone Roof Top Solar PV system at Goa Industries Development Corporation in Panjim
It is proposed to set up a 25 kWp standalone solar photovoltaic system on the roof top of Goa Industries Development Corporation in Patto, Panjim, which will generate and supply to the internal grid of the building. It is estimated to generate power of 37.96 MWh and operate at a capacity factor of 17.3%. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Installing 50kWp Standalone Rooftop Solar PV system at Dhempe College of Arts and Science in Miramar
Dhempe College of Arts and Science Building has an open roofspace of 557 sq. meter is being utlized for solar PV system. It is proposed to install a 50 kWp standalone Solar PV Rooftop System which is estimated to afford annual energy generation of 75.93 MWh (i.e. 0.075 million units) and operate at a capacity factor of 17.3%. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Urban LEDS
The City of Panaji has been working actively with ICLEI to ensure integration of sustainability and climate change resilience principles into its urban development strategy. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Ecomobility Readiness Assessment
Ecomobility readiness assessment conducted in Panaji Start year 2013
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status  
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Solar City Mission
Panaji is in the process of completing its solar city mission soon which will give guidelines for implementing solar projects Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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NoMoZo
NoMoZo (Non motorized transportation) was created to create awareness about car-free streets and ease of mobility to pedestrians in the historically walkable city of Panjim. By cordoning off a certain section of an otherwise busy street, the NoMoZo hoped to give the citizens an opportunity to experience a people friendly ambiance―safe to walk for not only children, parents with prams, senior citizens but the differently-abled too. Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status  
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TRASH (Thinking, Reflecting and Acting for a Sustainable Habitat)
Awareness program for recycling Start year 2013
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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BRTS
Panaji is in the process of procuring buses for a light BRTS with buses of different sizes to cater to different street sizes as it is a heritage city with little scope to change the street designs. Start year 2013
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Solid Waste Management
A DPR has been prepared for Solid waste management in Panaji with an attempt to make it a no landfill city by segregating in 13 different ways and using the rest for a waste to energy plant. Start year 2013
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Panjim Sanitation Plan
Corporation of the city of Panaji is developing a city sanitation plan in accordance to the Ministry of Urban development directives Start year 2013
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Panaji: A Journey towards Successful Waste Segregation Leading to a No- Landfill City
Innovative leadership by the Commissioner of Panaji resulted in the campaign “Bin Free in 2003”, as an initiative to improve municipal solid waste management system in the city. The key elements of the program were: • Door to door collection of segregated waste (dry waste and wet waste) for the entire city of Panaji along with the introduction of service charges • Substitution of community bins by trolley bins along with automated truck-loading systems • Program for recycling of all recyclable waste and composting organic waste. The Corporation involved volunteers and local leaders to create awareness regarding segregation of waste at the household level. Trained volunteers; predominantly school/ college students visited individual households to practically demonstrate waste segregation. To begin with, green and black coloured bins were sold to households at subsidized rates. The households were sensitized towards importance of segregating kitchen waste from other waste. Green bins are used for wet waste and black bins are used for dry waste. The bins came with a screw system which reduced the chances of tipping over by stray dogs and cats. These bins were specifically designed for use in Panaji. Due to public interest generated and given the situation where the city had no other solution for waste management, both the community and political leaders supported the initiatives of the Municipal Corporation of Panaji. Subsequently, to tackle the issue of mixed dry waste, the Corporation also implemented the “four bin system” in housing colonies. The bins are colour coded for easy segregation of dry waste. • Grey bins for glass and metal waste • Brown bins for paper and cartons • Orange bins for plastic waste, and • Purple for non- recyclable items like thermocol, ceramic, batteries etc Start year 2003
Sector Waste
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Household and Socio-economic Assessment under Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY)
Panaji being the Capital City of the Goa makes it very important for the authorities to look into the settlement patterns emerging so that the basic amenities and facilities can be provided. For such a check, Corporation of the City of Panaji allotted Regional Centre of Urban and Environmental Studies, AIILSG, Mumbai under Rajiv Awas Yojana, the work to conduct a survey in the city and analyse the data collected which can further aid to the preparation of the Slum Free City Action Plan and DPR. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Holistic Development Plan for Panaji
The plan is an initiative of Government of Goa. The capital city of Panaji is the centre of socio-economic and political existence of the state.It is a city with great heritage values and is gradually assuming increasing eminence among the cities of the world. However, for the city to be able to preserve its past and adapt with modern developments, a holistic approach is required that integrates various sectors of transport, land use, infrastructure, environment, conservation and urban strategy. The plan encompasses detailed plan proposals for the city in each of the several identified geographical sectors of importance in Panaji. The holistic masterplan is a vision document for the prospective year-2033. The vision is to make Panaji a world-class city, while retaining its heritage and cultural values to achieve a better standard of living and quality of life in a sustainable environment through public-private and community participation and a spirit of ownership and belonging amongst citizens. The master plan provides strategies and guidelines to achieve the above and develop an image for the city. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Preparation of City Development Plan for year 2041
The city development plan has been prepared under the Capacity Building of Urban Development (CBUD) launched by Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA), funded by the World Bank. CBUD aims to address the major constraints of urban development and specifically focus on capacity building requirements for successful urban management and poverty reduction. The plan focuses on identifying projects that would provide high quality infrastructure services and facilities under various sectors like water, sanitation, solid waste management, transportation, governance, etc. to be developed till the year 2041 in a phased manner. Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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ACCCRN
The city was chosen for doing a city resilience strategy under the ACCCRN project. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Urban Vulnerability Assessment
Vulnerability assessment conducted in Panaji and is expected to be published soon Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Project SEARCH
Project SEARCH was conducted to Promote Environmental Sustainability Start year 2013
Sector Human health
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Waste Wise
Educating students of Panaji on waste management Start year 2013
Sector Human health
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status  
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Holistic plan
Panaji has adopted a holistic plan for 20 years to guide the city development plans which are reviewed every five years. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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