The district administration as a part of Clean, Green and Progressive Mangalore has launched ‘Save Our Beach’ drive at Thota Bengre. The drive that stretched throughout the 43km coastline had over 10,000 people cleaning 20 beaches simultaneously in 23 villages. About 7,500 people joined hands in this mass campaign. Over 90 truckloads of garbage was
Mysore zoo will soon have solid waste management system in place. A team of scientists from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, visited the zoo to discuss the project to convert animal waste into bio-gas. The zoo authorities are planning to convert a biomethanation plant to process about 1.5 tonnes of cattle dung. The plant
In order to keep temples clean during the Vasanth Navratra period, the Kanpur Nagar Nigam along with students of CSMU, carried out cleanliness drive at Baradevi temple in Kanpur. The waste collected from temples has been converted into fertilizer to use in the fields. Parivartan, an NGO, also launched a door-to-door garbage collection scheme for
Tata Motors recently donated two garbage collection vans to the holy town of Vrindavan to clean up the garbage and sewage waste. Besides, Tata Motors has planned to give four more garbage collection vans (mini-dumpers) to the temple town. A local NGO, Friends of Vrindavan, has also launched a programme to collect garbage from homes
In a bid to get rid of manual scavenging on railway tracks, bio-toilets have been installed in 50 coaches of various trains. These bio-toilets retain the human waste in the tank. Different types of nonpathogenic bacteria strains are injected in these tanks. The bacteria digest the human waste and help produce harmless gas and water.
If everything goes fine, Mumbai will soon have clean-up marshals again. However, this time the contract would be given to women self-help groups in one or two wards. The marshals would not have the right to fine doctors and dispensaries for bio-medical wastes, which will instead be handled by assistant commissioners and assistant engineers (SWM)
Despite the growth in organised retail space in India, the process of managing facilities is still largely evolving – be it a shopping centre, mall or supermarket. Clean India Journal visited three of India’s large and established malls – Ambience Mall-Gurgaon, Mantri Square-Bangalore and Inorbit Mall-Mumbai – to understand the challenges of maintaining malls.
Having won excellence award for tourism, Siam Niramit not only upholds Thai cultural values but also takes the cleanliness, hygiene and drinking water issues methodically.
When laundry and linen distribution managers are faced with quality issues regarding their linen products, the root cause could be their equipment, the ways the textiles are being processed, or even the textiles themselves.
To instil civic sense in Mumbaikars, MCGM as part of its pre-monsoon drive, observed ‘Zero Garbage Week’ from May 2-8. During the week, the corporation issued notice to private property owners and housing societies to keep their plots clean. Fines were levied on those found violating the law. The decision was taken by the corporation