Recently alarming reports have been released by Government agencies about groundwater contamination due to dumping of industrial water, untreated sewage in fresh water bodies and excessive use of fertilizers. Water scarcity is a looming problem for both urban and rural areas and the situation is being seen as a crisis. Use of contaminated water is also leading to numerous health problems across the country. The scarcity of water is driving the demand for use of water treatment technologies and products.
The demand for solutions to water supply and wastewater treatment has been increasing in the existing market with the increasing need for processed water, both in the industrial and domestic segments. The infrastructure and industrial growth has further accentuated the demand, making water the fastest growing industry besides cleaning. Abhitabh
Rains bring in relative increase in humidity, water stagnation, rise in infectious diseases and a certain amount of sultriness causing lethargy. Muddy footprints at the doorsteps, wet clothes leaving a trail of water droplets on the floor and uncleaned washrooms act as dampeners even before one’s day starts in the office. Preventive and Protective measures scheduled by the housekeeping before and during rains respectively, in various sectors and complexes play an important role in simplifying maintenance. If getting wet in the rains and yet appearing presentable is challenging to us, as much as it is for the housekeeping professionals to keep the premises clean and dry during the monsoon. No doubt, rains call for regular and timely maintenance (mending cracks and leakages) to ensure cleanliness and hygiene, but at the same time, getting the preventive maintenance schedule in place could go a long way in combating the monsoon blues. Clean India Journal spoke to some of the housekeeping and facility management companies to understand the monsoon management strategy.
There are various ‘Sustainability’ issues concerning waste management in India. Most projects started with good intention by the urban bodies failed to take off. R. A. Rajeev, Additional Municipal Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, discusses the need for right financial model for such projects.