Bhopal calls bids for WTE project

Following the successful launch and implementation of pilot projects for waste collection, transportation and disposal, the Bhopal Municipal Corporation has set out in a big way to process waste and generate energy.

In consultation with the State and Central Government, the Corporation has floated two pre-qualification bid. The scope of work of this assignment is the integrated C&T system for Bhopal city, the closing and capping of Bhanpura site, establishment of processing and disposal facility at Adampur and finally the scientific landfill site at Adampur Chhawani. ...


BARC invites bids for water treatment plant

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has called for bids for constructing a water treatment plant to be built in nursery at Trombay, Mumbai. The estimated cost of the plant is 1,02,00,000. ...



Karcher opens branch office in Kochi

Karcher India has expanded operations in Kerala with the setting up of a full-fledged office in Kochi. The 10th branch office of Karcher India, will serve the growing market of Kerala both in the professional as well as home & garden range. Speaking to Clean India Journal, Managing Director Ruediger Schroeder, said, "The professional range will cater to the auto segment;commercial spaces such as malls, shopping complex, multiplex and retail;government institutions, defence establishments; and food &pharma industries. The home and garden product line will continue to get promoted through our distributors and dealers across the State." ...


Chennai to have air pollution monitoring centres

Suffering terribly from the pollutant suspended dust posing health hazards to people, Chennai is going to have air quality monitoring centres to assess and record the air quality index for the city.

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has procured high-tech air pollution measurement equipment worth 6 crore to be installed at Adyar, T. Nagar, Kilpauk and Anna Nagar. ...


Huge demand for low cost toilets

According to the Monitor Deloitte, the lack of toilets in India offers a huge business opportunity worth 70,000 crore.

The toilet-sector companies and others involved in the cleaning industry in states like Bihar where 84% of households want a toilet at home can encash the opportunity under Government of India policy, Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan. Existing cost about 20,000 for a toilet is beyond the reach of many rural households. The companies able to make good low-cost toilets can reap massive business benefits out of India's present need to declare the country free from open defecation under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan through which the Centre provides subsidy for rural toilet construction. ...



Coco-peat beats the pest

Thousands of tonnes of coconut shells, lying strewn in urban roads and sea beaches and heaping up in landfills can be grounded or powdered to use in controlling pest.

According to a study conducted in Southern India by the Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab of Virginia Tech, the coconut waste material can be converted into "Coco-peat," which can commercially be sold as anti-pest organic agent. ...


Massive CSR fund to flow in sanitation, healthcare

According to the new Companies Act passed by the Parliament on April 1, 2014, CSR will become mandatory for companies with profit of 5 crore and above. All companies having turnover of 1,000 crore or more -- or a net worth of 500 crore and more or net profit of 5 crore and more -- will have to spend at least 2% of their three-year average profit every year on CSR activity. ...


E. coli infected cutting boards

The researchers of University Hospital of Basel in Switzerland have just discovered that the kitchens in hospitals, nursing homes and medical facilities are infected with multi-drug resistant bacteria.

After handling raw poultry, hands of food preparers and cutting boards remain a source of transmission for multi-drug resistant bacteria, such as E coli that produces extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs). Multi drug-resistant E coli can also be found in the domestic kitchens besides the ones in hospitals. ...


Crib mattresses pose danger to infants

Crib mattresses release about four times as many VOCs as old mattresses which further increases with body heat posing threat to infants. The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering recently brought out a paper highlighting mattress-exposed side effects on the babies sleeping on them. ...






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