Garbage War

Garbage War

Wars have usually been associated with money or power. Who ever thought of gun-battles for empty plastic bottles, broken glasses, polythene bags, rotten vegetables or urban filth? Ancient Italian cities like Naples, Sicily, Calabria and Pugalia currently are witnessing organized crime syndicates for grabbing garbage. Each of the powerful mafia groups has already demarcated areas

Power for Chennai

Power for Chennai

Bhabha Atomic Research Center would be setting up 50 non-conventional bio-methanation plants based on urban garbage in various districts of Tamil Nadu to generate power and manure from the garbage. While big plants can process up to 50MT of garbage daily, the smaller ones have the capacity to handle up to five metric tonnes of

Community Initiatives

Community Initiatives

Residents in Jayamahal Extension, Bangalore, are now doing janitorial work to keep the roads and footpaths neat and clean. Working as the citizens’ group, Community Initiative Jayamahal Area (CIJMA), these residents have planted 50 avenue tree saplings and ensured a scientific survey. People in large numbers have volunteered for the cleaning and maintenance of the

Cleaning skiing places

Cleaning skiing places

Every winter, thousands of tourists, skiers, adventure tourists throng at Gulmarg and Tanmarg and litter the place. Recently, 150 tourists and skiers joined hands to clean the mountain slopes of garbage, plastic bottles and other solid waste. About 13km road and vacant places were pock-marked by dirt, garbage and plastic waste. The local Right Hand

NDMC to fend off outsourcing

NDMC to fend off outsourcing

North Delhi Municipal Corporation has taken over the sanitation process from the outsourced private companies, owing to increasing complaints. The outsourced agencies were engaged for street sweeping and cleaning of toilet complexes & urinals in five zones under the North Corporation. According to Yogendra Singh, PRO, NDMC, 100km of road was being handled by private

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GHMC to add sweeping machines

GHMC to add sweeping machines

Apart from complaints about potholes and craters, the growing problem of dust has led Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to acquire new sweeping machines on BOO basis. The civic body is planning to add five sweeping machines to reinforce its sanitation programme. According to the GHMC officials, tenders have been floated inviting contractors to operate

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Bacteria to degenerate plastic

Bacteria to degenerate plastic

In a major scientific discovery that may permanently solve the problem of urban garbage to landfills, it has come to light that a special species of bacteria can degenerate plastics. If the field trials are successful, it can bring about a total revolution in the solution of urban garbage problem across the world. Dr Devjani

Painted Walls might affect health

Painted Walls might  affect health

In a latest scientific study, test and analysis conducted by Italy-based Certottica laboratory, it has been found that a large number of enamel decorate paints have a very high level of lead-content violating the norms of the Bureau of Indian Standards. This directly means the walls of your sweet home can be dangerous for you

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Toilet construction guidelines revised

Toilet construction guidelines revised

In its aim to bolster the Central Rural Sanitation Programme, Ministry of Rural Development has revised the guidelines for the construction of toilets allowing people in rural areas to build their toilets under the sanitation campaign. The concept of sanitation was earlier limited to disposal of human excreta by cesspools, open ditches, pit latrines, bucket

Unger celebrates milestone

Unger celebrates milestone

Unger global is celebrating an amazing 50 years of supplying quality equipment to cleaning professionals this year. It is marking the year by launching some limited editions of the products that have made Unger a trusted name in the cleaning industry. When it was first introduced, the ErgoTec Squeegee was a welcome breakthrough in ergonomic