More than 52 slums in Kalyani, North Kolkatta, have achieved in making their township open defecation free. Sanitation stage shows have encouraged villagers in not only making toilets in their homes but also taught them to keep them clean.
Rodent was hitherto a problem in agricultural and horticultural crops. However, it took a different shape with increasing human population, urbanization, dwindling resources for solid waste management, spurt in zoonotic diseases, development of food and hospitality industry and industries with sensitive infrastructure including electronic appliances. As local bodies struggle economically, less money is available for
Scientists have discovered a recent breakthrough in the prevention of the spread of dengue fever, caused by mosquito bites. The latest discovery limits the spread of mosquito population, especially dengue-carriers. A series of tests were conducted in the laboratory before releasing the genetically-modified breed of mosquitoes. The study was successful as the resistant mosquito was
Fabric care labels help the buyer in their purchase decision and the launderers in their wash decision
Pune “The de-centralised waste management model adopted by Pune Municipal Corporation is one of the most successful in the country. This cost effective and eco friendly model has been highly recommended by Maharashtra government,” says Municipal Commissioner Mahesh Pathak. What are the waste management programmes implemented by the Pune Municipal Corporation? PMC has adopted an
GCA Services Group, USA, was founded by a group of entrepreneurs with a goal of creating a nationwide network of building service contractors who would become the commercial cleaning industry’s leaders in sustainable cleaning. From the outset, the company was dedicated to cleaning for health and hygiene, that is, using cleaning products and processes that
Stan Atkins, Group Chief Executive Officer of the British Institute of Cleaning Science and its international arm, BICS International, explains the importance of implementing professional standards. There are so many potential benefits to be gained from creating effective international cleaning standards — whether for washroom facilities, carpet and soft furnishings cleaning, window cleaning, office cleaning
Given the increased need for standard cleaning practices, the solution adopted by any organisation is largely customized to suit specific applications. The cleaning industry globally is constantly strengthening its R&D to develop comprehensive and specific cleaning solutions to suit the cleaning requirements of a facility and to achieve a good price-performance ratio. Resultantly, the innovative, eco-friendly, cost effective and...
To bring awareness among paani puri vendors, Congress Member of Parliament Sanjay Nirupam recently held a cleanliness and hygiene campaign in Mumbai. This event followed the shocking news of a paani puri vendor being caught on camera urinating into a jug kept on his food cart.Around 100 vendors hailing from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar gathered
Many industries do not follow practices that minimize environmental damage. Unfortunately, traditional dry cleaning is no exception. Some aspects of traditional dry cleaning, such as the use of the Toxic Air Contaminant, perc (perchloroethylene) and lax standards governing practices are to blame. But times are changing.