Saligao is a census town in North Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. It is surrounded by the villages of Porvorim, Parra, Guirim, Sangolda, Pilerne, Candolim, Calangute and Nagoa and is in Bardez Taluka of Goa. It is 10 km from Panjim the capital of Goa, 6 km from Mapusa the capital of Bardez Taluka, and 3 km from the Calangute shoreline. As of late, Saligao, which is simply outside the North Goa shoreline belt, has seen critical worries over the huge scale offer of ground-water from ious wells in the town, especially at Donvaddo.
There has likewise been concern raised by villagers over the dumping of waste from the seaside belt on the hillock on the town, somewhat on town lands and mostly ashore having a place with the Calangute comunidade yet close and ignoring the town. On 12 December 2002, a writ appeal to was documented over this issue in the Goa seat of the High Court of Bombay. The request of tested the choice of a rubbish transfer site on the highest point of Saligao level, amidst a social woodland ranch raised by the Goa government's Forest Department.
It contended that the choice to find the transfer site in this "improper territory" was made without following the techniques built up by law, especially the arrangement of Municipal Solid Waste Rules, 2000 issued under arrangements of the Environment Protection Act, 1986. "The area will undoubtedly have unfortunate outcomes for nature, wellbeing and water supplies," the request of documented by green attorney Norma Ales of the Goa Foundation contended.