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New public toilet policy for Pimpri

The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has framed a new public toilet policy, which envisages construction of toilets and bath houses in market areas, footpaths, near nullahs (drains) and other places where people throng in great numbers. Special toilet designs ... Read More »

WHO launches hand hygiene report

WHO has launched global “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” programme, highlighting the role of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of drug-resistant germs. The campaign is in line with WHO’s recently-released report on Antimicrobial Resistance: Global Report on Surveillance. The ... Read More »

Organic waste power plants for Delhi parks

NDMC has installed a purpose-built small-scale plant at Buddha Jayanti Park in Delhi to convert organic waste into pellets or fuel. The pellets are to be used to generate power. The NDMC is soon going to install similar smaller plants ... Read More »

Sanitary hardware market to boom in India

A latest research report of Dublin-based Research and Markets —“Sanitary Hardware Market in India” — forecasts the industry to grow at a CAGR of 17.89% in the next two short years. One of the key factors contributing to this market ... Read More »

Dubai ambulances to have aerosol disinfection kit

The Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services is going to install MicrosafeCare technology in all its ambulances to protect paramedics from communicable and infectious diseases on board. MicrosafeCare, an aerosol disinfection system, can kill viruses infecting the respiratory-tracts and sterilize hard ... Read More »

Membrane technology to improve sanitation

In a major breakthrough, a team of the University of Delaware researchers has invented Membrane Technology by reinventing the common latrine, adding a breathable fabric to protect the groundwater and wells from contamination. The membrane captures the waste and allows ... Read More »

Industries welcome Clean India Show

The major Industrial Associations supporting the Clean India Show are looking forward to sourcing cleaning solutions and equipment at the exhibition Rajkot Engineering Association When we talk about cleaning technology, it is not just related to road cleaning or general ... Read More »

Klinox setting distributor network

Surat-based Klinox Marketing, which recently introduced Betco cleaning chemicals in India, is setting the roadmap of distributorship across the country. Hiren Modi, Director of Klinox, said, “The cleaning chemicals have been very well received in India since we started distribution ... Read More »

Bhopal calls bids for WTE project

Following the successful launch and implementation of pilot projects for waste collection, transportation and disposal, the Bhopal Municipal Corporation has set out in a big way to process waste and generate energy. In consultation with the State and Central Government, ... Read More »

BARC invites bids for water treatment plant

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has called for bids for constructing a water treatment plant to be built in nursery at Trombay, Mumbai. The estimated cost of the plant is र1,02,00,000. The bid calls for registered Indian companies to ... Read More »

Chennai to have air pollution monitoring centres

Suffering terribly from the pollutant suspended dust posing health hazards to people, Chennai is going to have air quality monitoring centres to assess and record the air quality index for the city. The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has ... Read More »

Coco-peat beats the pest

Thousands of tonnes of coconut shells, lying strewn in urban roads and sea beaches and heaping up in landfills can be grounded or powdered to use in controlling pest. According to a study conducted in Southern India by the Integrated ... Read More »

E. coli infected cutting boards

The researchers of University Hospital of Basel in Switzerland have just discovered that the kitchens in hospitals, nursing homes and medical facilities are infected with multi-drug resistant bacteria. After handling raw poultry, hands of food preparers and cutting boards remain ... Read More »

Crib mattresses pose danger to infants

Crib mattresses release about four times as many VOCs as old mattresses which further increases with body heat posing threat to infants. The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering recently brought out a paper highlighting mattress-exposed side ... Read More »

Karcher opens branch office in Kochi

Karcher India has expanded operations in Kerala with the setting up of a full-fledged office in Kochi. The 10th branch office of Karcher India, will serve the growing market of Kerala both in the professional as well as home & ... Read More »

Kolkata rickshaw pullers posing high sanitation risk

Over 25,000 rickshaw pullers, 41% and 15% of whom afflicted with Tuberculosis/STDs and AIDS/HIV+ respectively, are communicating diseases to those who commute in the carts regularly, posing major urban sanitation problems and health hazards in Kolkata. According to the Kolkata ... Read More »

Sanitation and Water for All

Representatives from around 50 countries will soon be meeting at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. for the Sanitation and Water for all partnership to deal with the basic necessities – safe drinking water and adequate toilets, the lack of ... Read More »

Bio-digester toilets, a success in Chhattisgarh

Bio-digester (bio-toilet), containing a three-square-foot cubicle, has brought about a total change in the sanitation system of lakhs of slum dwellers in urban areas, villagers and tribal living in the Chattishgarh. Encashing the success of BD’s, the State Government now ... Read More »

Hotels cannot run without STP in J&K

Taking a dig on the Pollution Control Board (PCB), the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has sought explanations from PCB that how it has allowed operations of hotels without STPs or non-functional STPs in Gulmarg? The court also said that ... Read More »

Stethoscope poses health risk

The potential risk of cross-contamination is very high in medical instrument especially stethoscope, if the hands are not disinfected between examination of two patients. According to a research carried out by the University of Geneva in cooperation with the Swiss ... Read More »