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April 1, 2011

Interview with: Mayor AK Premajam, Thiruvananthapuram on a – Cleaning mode

Encouraged by the successful experiments by the Kozhikode Municipal Corporation in installing modern e-toilets for women, the Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation has begun to procure these toilets for the city. Biju K, Municipal Secretary, Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation, shares with CIJ the major cleanliness and hygiene initiatives he has taken since he took over charge four months back.

Apollo Hospital

When it comes to hospitals like Apollo, a stream of linen reaches the laundry each day. From blood stained to contaminated sheets / gowns are fed into the washer 24/7 at the laundry section set up within the premises of the hospital. Executive Housekeeper of Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, Dipti Verma,who is also in charge of the laundry section, speaks to Mohana M.on the challenges & advantages of hospital laundry and the newer systems to handle them.

Waste to Fuel

" In fact, the day garbage gets identified with the resource, there will be different problem all together - how to get more garbage."

The business of Keeping – IT CAMPUSES CLEAN

The growth of Indian cleaning industry is directly related to the growth of IT business and the resultant increase in the number of IT campuses. The fact that India has a top position in the global IT services sector, maintaining high standards of delivery is an expected norm. The IT sector believes that healthy working environment has a significant impact on business competitiveness. Clean India Journal visits the Bangalore campuses of India’s IT giants Wipro and Infosys and speaks to the facility heads to understand the systems put in place to keep the offices and premises clean. While Wipro has outsourced the maintenance to Facility Management companies – JLL, Sodexo and CBRE, Infosys prefers to get the job done with a combination of inhouse and outsourced resources.

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