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Puir Beach

Quick Action

Recently, group of 20 foreign tourists, including four women, could not stand the sordid sight of a garbage ridden Puri ...
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Whistle Army

Failing to reach anywhere in its effort to make people environment-conscious, a former Chief Secretary of Meghalaya has come up ...
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Cities Colour Coded

In an effort to promote safe sanitation in 441 cities and towns, the Union Urban Development Ministry has recently launched ...
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electronic Waste

E-waste Auction

In an effort to generate some money from its electronic waste, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to ...
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sanitation

Unique Campaign

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has come up with a unique ad campaign to raise sanitation awareness in the ...
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plastic carry bag

Plastic Ban

Come 2010, Mumbai’s new Mayor Shraddha Jadhav wants to bring in total ban on all kinds of plastic carry bags. ...
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cleaning job

Mechanised cleaning for More efficiency

In a study conducted in the UK to quantify the social, environmental and economic contributions made by different professions, the job which topped the list for offering maximum benefit to the society was the cleaning job. The study reinforces the fact that cleaning activities help build a healthy and sustainable environment. It now becomes very important for governments, institutions, corporates, sectors like hospitality & healthcare and cleaning contractors to understand and implement various methods to make the maintenance jobs simpler, efficient and cost effective. One obvious route is the deployment of right equipment along with the cleaning workers to suit the cleaning needs. However, machines are yet to find their rightful place in India. Clean India Journal discusses with different end-users – client companies which have been shying away from investing in cleaning machines or housekeeping companies which have taken up mechanised cleaning to remain ahead in the race or companies which show inflated profits by using less efficient machines. CIJ also brings in the opinion of equipment suppliers who are educating customers about using right machines. There is also this section of equipment providers who offload machines on to customers who are not knowledgeable enough.
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Why mechanisation?

Cleaning as such involves three kinds of activities – sweeping, mopping and washing. Sweeping with a broom displaces dust which settles down again; mopping does not remove spills or sticky substances from the surface and leaves the floor wet; and washing manually does not remove all stains. Manual cleaning cannot give the desired results. The right use of cleaning parameters – manpower, machine, accessories, water, chemical, right temperature and time – yield best results.
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