Among the on-going slum sanitation programme in Mumbai, Pratha Samajik Sanstha has taken up the task of revamping toilets under the sustainable sanitation through community programme in Mulund, Ghatkopar, Thane and Bhiwandi. Speaking to Clean India Journal, Anil Bhatia, Head of Pratha Samajik Sanstha, said, “We are collaborating with Society for the Promotion of Area
For a developing country like India–marked by multi-dimensional demographics, highly diversified socio-economic patterns and population of over one billion–civic sanitation is a perennial issue. Water plays a pivotal role in keeping any city clean and hygienic, but with increasing shortage of this precious resource, city municipalities across India are finding it difficult to adhere to
More toilets for women will be seen in Beijing after a guideline issued by the Beijing Municipal Commission of City Administration and Environment which states that the ratio of female to male cubicles will be 1.5 or 2 in 2013. It will be applicable for all new and renovated public toilets in the city. This
Popularization of pit toilets in developing countries is associated with problems like ground water safety, rodent menace, emptying of pits etc, which need urgent attention and are discussed between experts. Clean India Journal takes the dialogue forward to offer some insights.
Salem Municipality has proposed to build 195 child friendly toilets with continuous water supply in Aganwadi centers at the cost of र54,000 each. This will control the nuisance of open defecation, instill the importance of hygiene and sanitation in students, and increase attendance.
The Indian economy loses 73 million working days a year due to waterborne diseases, caused by a combination of lack of clean water and inadequate sanitation. Even large cities are only able to guarantee very little water for a few hours a day, says Dr Sridhar Vedachalam, a postdoctoral associate at the New York State Water Resources Institute at...
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has allocated additional र525 crore in 2012-2013 to the states which have Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (JE/AES) affected high priority districts. Rural Development Minister and the Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Jairam Ramesh said, in JE/AES affected districts, states can take up activities like conversion
In common parlance hygiene in housekeeping denotes general care, cleanliness, orderliness and maintenance of business property. But hygiene is much more than just maintenance of premises. Clean India Journal speaks to some experts in the hospitality and other industries, where hygiene in housekeeping plays a very important role.
Thiruvananthapuram City Corporation has issued notices to hotels and eateries in the city that closure will be initiated against those who fail to comply with sanitation and food safety standards. Notices were issued to four hotels in Nanthencode circle and six hotels in the Kazhakuttam circle. The hotels have also been warned against keeping cooked
Vijayawada Municipal Corporation has redesigned the garbage clearance procedure to make the streets litter-free. Armed with 101 route managers to track the movement of dumper placers and tippers, the Corporation has devised a plan so that each route manager could supervise two to three routes in the city. A log book would be maintained by