June, 2010

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Getting mechanised

Getting mechanised

While the municipal corporations across India are slowly adopting mechanized cleaning methods, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has recently obtained heavy duty road sweepers to keep their newly-made concrete roads clean. The Pimpri-Chichwad Municipal Corporation has recently purchased three heavy duty and two medium Kam-Avida road sweepers for mechanized cleaning of all the new main roads

Tree plantation drive at Lanxess

Tree plantation drive at Lanxess

Lanxess India, a Germany based specialty chemicals company celebrated World Environment Day on June 5 at its manufacturing plant in Nagda, Madhya Pradesh and across its offices. A tree plantation drive was initiated wherein around 3000 saplings would be planted at the Nagda site over the next three months. A poster competition on environment related

PCI ‘Green’ storage techniques

PCI ‘Green’ storage techniques

PCI, the pioneer in pest management since 1954 has tied up with GrainPro Inc, USA to bring cost effective ‘Green’ storage technique to India. The system is based on “hermetic storage” technique that keeps commodities free of infestation, whilst preserving physical qualities such as nutritional value, colour, aroma, moisture content & germination capacity of the

R A Rajeev new Thane Municipal Commissioner

R A Rajeev new Thane Municipal Commissioner

R A Rajeev has been appointed as the new municipal commissioner of the Thane Municipal Corporation. The charge of additional commissioner of MCGM has been taken over by Aseem Gupta. Speaking at the farewell function, Swadheen Kshtriya, Municipal Commissioner of MCGM said, “Rajeev is known for his aggressive style of working. He has been instrumental

Skin bacteria transmits on to clothes

Skin bacteria transmits on to clothes

A professor of microbiology and pathology at the New York School of Medicine says that bacteria from the skin like staphyloccus can be found on clothing and towels. Philip Tierno says just using the detergent is not good enough, people must wash clothes in very hot water (140 to 150 degrees) or use bleach failing

Allergy hike

Allergy hike

Ever wondered, why there is a hike in allergy cases? A recent study by Guy Delespesse, director of the Laboratory for Allergy Research at the University of Montreal, says, “it is due to our obsession with cleanliness”. The study reveals that in 2010, one in 10 children would be asthmatic. The mortality rate has also

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Everest clean-up team collects debris

Everest clean-up team collects debris

A team of 20 Sherpas that has been on a clean-up mission in the death zone of Everest since April this year has collected garbage left behind by climbers above 8000 metres (26,000 feet). The team had set up two camps at 6,065 metres and 6,500 metres and had begun collecting rubbish (oxygen canisters, food

Garbage Girl

Garbage Girl

A native of England, Jodie Underhill is popular in Dharamshala as “garbage girl” of Bhagsunag. An avid trekker, Jodie and her volunteers, mostly the local youth and visiting tourists, named as “Mountain Cleaners” bring back 35 sacks of trash comprising of beer and whisky bottles every week from the peak for its proper disposal. Jodie

Effective Washroom Cleaning

Effective Washroom Cleaning

Facility owners and managers need to follow a multi-component cleaning programme to keep the washrooms clean and hygienic.

Rooftop: rainwater harvesting systems in Schools

Rooftop: rainwater harvesting systems in Schools

The Government of Karnataka, through the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj department, has launched a rooftop rainwater harvesting programme for 23,683 schools across the state. The programme seeks to provide each student with 1.5 litres of drinking water every day through harvesting rainwater from rooftops of the schools.

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