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Idrobase Group export sales higher in 2013

Italian manufacturer Idrobase Group closed 2013, 10% up on 2012 – surpassing €10 million in sales volume and continuing what has been a long-term upward trend. “The substantial stability of our supply to the Italian market, which comprises 25% of ... Read More »

AMC budget for 2014-15

The draft budget of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) for the fiscal 2014-15 has been set at र4,901 crore of which, र280 crore has been allotted for service and programme expenditure, including providing basic amenities like transportation, water supply, energy, health ... Read More »

Surat roads to sparkle again

‘Night Cleaning and Brushing’ (NCB) of urban roads of this city, stopped for some time, is going to be resumed soon. Budgetary allocation of र1.75 crore has been made for this purpose in the current fiscal years by the Surat ... Read More »

Power of Cleaning

Kurudampalayam Panchayat, 15km from here, is fast emerging as a model village in Tamil Nadu as far as cleanliness is concerned. The segregated household trash, including plastic, is collected right at the doors by the Panchayat workers. At Kurudampalayam, no ... Read More »

Fuel from landfill plastics

A low-temperature scientific technique has been developed to reprocess plastic bags into oil to power engines of automobiles. The product would be similar to liquid petrochemical fuels. Two Indian scientists, Achyut Kumar Panda of Centurion University of Technology and Management ... Read More »

Recycled water for Delhi

In a major development, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has commissioned a 23 million litres per day water recycling plant at Kapashera. The recycled and treated water will be used in hotels and guest houses around the international airport. The ... Read More »

NABH Safe-ITSM Infection Control for hospitals

Over 50 hospitals in Maharashtra have applied to the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health Providers (NABH) for obtaining its accreditation by introducing the NABH Safe-ITSM Infection Control. Maharashtra has become India’s third State to launch this programme after ... Read More »

WB funds for rural project

Problems of availability of potable water and absence of sanitation services to millions of people living in Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Assam will soon get eased as the World Bank (WB) and the Government of India have drawn up ... Read More »

$2million WaterAid programme

WaterAid has announced a $2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the global sanitation crisis: nearly two fifths of the world’s population do not have access to a toilet. Over the next two and a ... Read More »

SCR cleanliness drive fetches 1.02cr

As part of its massive cleanliness drive for railway tracks, platforms and station waiting rooms, the South Central Railways has enforced the Indian Railways (Penalties) for Activities Affecting Cleanliness at Railway Premises- Rules-2012 in all stations falling under its jurisdiction. ... Read More »

Coliform in the Ganga

The water of all the Ghats or bathing places of the Ganga River flowing through Bihar has been found to have life-threatening levels of Coliform bacteria. The permitted limit of Coliform in potable water is below 50mpn/100ml. The arsenic value ... Read More »

Taj Corridor Cleaning

The Taj Mahal and its surroundings that attracted global criticism due to the presence of loads of garbage in River Yamuna and nearby places will undergo massive restoration and cleanliness drive in 2014 under Central Government’s strategy ‘Clean India Campaign’. ... Read More »

Sikkim, the cleanest state

Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan

The Himalayan state Sikkim has successfully constructed nearly one lakh toilets for the fiscal year 2012-13 against its target of constructing about 87,000 toilets. Out of this, 61,493 toilets were constructed for those living below the poverty line. With this, ... Read More »

Delhi hospitals violating DPCB rules

Bio-medical Waste

In a shocking revelation, the Delhi Pollution Control Board (DPCB) has found that the Bio-Medical Waste Management and Handling Rules made operative 15-years ago,are still not being followed by a large number of hospitals and nursing homes in the country’s ... Read More »

Rodent-eating Musahars falling prey to kala-azar

Rodent-eating Musahars falling prey to kala-azar

Name any disease, any environmental problems, ill-hygienic factors, any socio-economic issues or any contaminating particles in water; they are present in the Musahar Tolis, a locality of the rat-eaters in Bihar. Nearly 21 out of every 100 people living in ... Read More »

Mangrove Mortality,a rising concern

Mangrove Mortality-a rising concern

Mushrooming of unauthorized huts in or around the mangroves of Mumbai is posing problems of urban sanitation and coastal cum marine ecology jeopardizing the natural health of these shrubs and trees that act as natural walls against floods during the ... Read More »

Salt vapour causing cardiac ailments to salt makers

Salt pan-f

Nearly 2213 hectares of land occupying salt pans in urban Mumbai are suffering from massive problem of sustainability as the coastal eco-system is fast heading towards degradation due to insanitation, open defecation, germ-filled drains and exposure to high-temperature. The hydrological ... Read More »

Mainpura, Patna’s first ODF slum

ODF Slum

In a major feat to add success to the “every house has a latrine” campaign, the Mainpura of this town has been declared as the state capital of Bihar’s first Open Defecation Free (ODF) urban pocket. Creation of this ODF-pocket ... Read More »

EPEAT becomes operative in India


As a sequel to the Green Electronics Council (GEC), Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) has become operative in India as the electronics companies including television, personal computer and imaging equipment manufacturer have started applying for “EPEAT rating.” EPEAT, a ... Read More »

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