Euro India Award for Vishakapatnam

Euro India Award for Vishakapatnam

Vishakapatnam Municipal Corporation recently received the Euro India Award for Environmentally Sustainable Cities in Leuven, Belgium. The award is given to those cities which follows sustainable practises with reference to sewerage, storm water drains, power generation and energy management, Carbon emission efficiency, promotion of green areas and Urban Planning areas. Vishakapatnam was awarded for its

Change of Guard!

Change of Guard!

S Balaji has recently taken over as Country Head of Nilfisk Advance. Speaking to CIJ, S Balaji said, “With the Indian economy poised to grow strongly in the years to come, Nilfisk believes that all Indian industries will prefer highly efficient mechanised cleaning solutions, and hence the market opportunities would continue to grow at a

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Interactive Bathrooms by 2021

Interactive Bathrooms by 2021

A perfect bathroom with lighting, water temperature plus electronic walls, shower curtains showing TV, internet or social networking sites… this is what they will be like in 10 years, according to a team of designers, psychologists and engineers. They said the next generation of fittings, from toilets, sinks and showers to cupboards and lighting is

Water Purification Technology

Water Purification Technology

Eureka Forbes Limited recently introduced ‘Aquaguard Total Duo’, the world’s first water purifier which deploys a patented recirculation technology together with dual purification technologies of RO and UV to prevent recontamination of drinking water. Aquaguard Total Duo is a premium water purifier with an advanced six-stage purification process to ensure pure and safe drinking water.

RMCL’s new office in Chennai

RMCL’s new office in Chennai

With its business growing bigger in the Chennai region, Roots Multiclean Ltd has recently moved to a bigger office at Ekkatuthangal. Ruediger Schroeder, President & CEO, inaugurated the office and service centre followed by a small celebration with its 23 employees of the Chennai branch. An additional service van was also inaugurated to speed up

Cleanliness drive at Sabarimala

Cleanliness drive  at Sabarimala

As many as 4389 sanitation volunteer have been deployed at the pilgrim centre for the intensive pre-pilgrimage cleaning operation at Sabarimala. Organisations like Mata Amrithanandamayi Madhom, Satya Sai Seva Sanghom, Nehru Yuva Kendra and National Service Scheme would be deploying their volunteers and the Vana Samrakashana Samiti attached to Forest department are part of the

Toilet Woes

Toilet Woes

More than half of the 80,000 government schools in Andhra Pradesh have no toilets, and where they exist, they are in bad shape. In every fourth government high school, girls have to share toilets with boys. As per official statistics, only 35.34% of government schools have toilets for boys, and just 27.55% schools have toilets

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Fuel from kitchen waste!

Fuel from kitchen waste!

An eco-friendly method to treat garbage may soon come your way. The biogas plant developed at the Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC) can treat all kitchen waste produced in a house and turn it into biogas which can be used for cooking purpose. The 500-litre capacity plant can produce biogas that lasts for over one-and-a-half

Zero-discharge’ toilets

Zero-discharge’ toilets

Indian Railways has just moved a bit closer to eliminating the century-old system of train-toilets discharging into the tracks. After completing a successful round of trials, the Chennai-Allappey/ Trivandrum Express is now gearing up to get 56 ‘zero-discharge’ toilets. The toilets, designed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, along with the Research Design and

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Litter-free Gulmarg

Litter-free Gulmarg

In a novel way to make ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir litter-free, the authorities have provided “cane baskets and eco-friendly carry bags” to tourists visiting the Gulmarg and Drung areas. The campaign was launched by an NGO, Socio-Economic Research Bureau, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Municipal Committee, Jammu & Kashmir.

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