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Clean India Show 2012-A Spectacular Event of the Cleaning Industry

Dr C S Kedar, Additional Chief Secretary to the Govt of Karnataka, Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation; inaugurating the Show.

Dr C S Kedar,  Addl Chief Secretary, KUIDFC

The major issue that concerns any citizen including the government functionaries is the cleanliness of two types of premises. One is the public premises like conference rooms, halls, convention centres, hospitals and the other  includes open spaces streets, parks, dump yards and water bodies which ought to be kept clean as cleanliness is the functional responsibility of urban local bodies. This has also been mandated by municipal laws. We can’t accept that marriage halls are dirty and hospitals are having unhygienic environment. It has been experienced that if the premises are kept clean, public will not dump garbage or waste on the premises.When I was the Tourism and Culture Secretary, I had a bad experience wherein people and the hospital staff from the Victoria Hospital in Bangalore used to dump garbage in front of the historical fort adjoining it. In order to dissuade the public from dumping in that area, we constructed a beautiful lawn of six feet all along the boundary of the fort. This lawn was a clean space and people got dissuaded to litter it with even a simple garbage item. Cleanliness is a cycle. Today, infrastructure has grown in magnitude. There are big halls, convention centres and hospitals. Mechanization and chemicals are going to be adopted in a big way. With public, private and NGOs becoming conscious about the usage of chemicals, the chemicals also have to be soft on the nature and people. These kind of Shows are essential to help concerned bodies to identify the right solution.


George Oommen, Managing Director, Excel Group of Companies: “We have been participating in the show since 2006. The show has been helpful in looking for quality of visitors who can be our prospective clients for our channel partners and do good business in the market. We sought association with FM companies during the show.”


Dr Shalini Naik, Associat Professor, Department of Microbiology, M S Ramaiah Hospital, Bangalore
This is the first of its kind show, which I have visited. It is very well organized and is a big information and knowledge sharing platform. I am looking for a common solution in terms of chemicals and disinfectants. Though material data sheet is a good source of information, direct interaction with cleaning companies adds value to it. What effect can a particular acid have on the floor, the pros and cons can be ascertained only after using it.Today, healthcare accreditation is a subject not only deliberated by hospital managements but teaching hospitals are also feeling the need. Even patients are aware about accreditation. Corporate hospitals are getting accredited faster than government hospitals.


M Anand, Manager Sales & Marketing, Lanxess India: “This is the first time we are participating in the Clean India Show. We are into raw material supplies to the formulation industry. The response was quite good and would like to associate with Clean India Show in the near future for certain segments like hospital disinfection. We met certain formulators, hospital professionals and people from Southern Railway and FM Companies.”



Pankaj Malhotra, Managing Director, Otto Waste Systems Pvt Ltd: “Our focus is to promote recycling bins. We exhibited FRP bins for paper, plastic, cans and bins for recyclable and the general waste to cater to hospitals, hotels, malls and IT companies. We have got responses from utility people and the private cleaning contractors in the hotels and IT segment.”


Ajay Nanavati, MD, 3M India
I think the area of focus for us is taking a local approach. We have just set up a large R & D centre in Bangalore because we recognise that Indian environment is very different. So it’s not enough for an MNC to just come from overseas and try to cater to the needs of this market. We are really going to drive our strategies built on finding differentiated, unique solutions that are appropriate for the Indian environment rather than just impose a global solution. We are also setting up a big factory in Pune to offer solutions made locally in India besides the R & D set up which will do product development. So I hope to continue to be totally engaged with the Clean India Show team that is doing really a good job. I am really impressed with the quality of the participants and the scale. Not only is the scale expanding but the quality also seems to be improving. The awareness is picking up in India about the need for professional cleaning solutions. I am very optimistic about the future of this industry in India. 3M expects to be very closely engaged and involved with the industry. 3M’s portfolio is vast; we play in multiple areas. We are into anti-spill solutions, floor cleaning solutions and institutional cleaning solutions for institution applications. We also have a vast portfolio for matting solutions and fire solutions.


Ajeet A Lalwani, Country Head, TSM India Pvt Ltd: “It was a successful exhibition. We got a good number of enquiries as compared to last year Clean India Show held in Mumbai. The show has helped us in promoting our full range of cleaning products like Steam and Vacuum Cleaner, Carpet Cleaning Machine, Industrial Vacuum cleaner and Scrubber Drier.”



Jayesh Patel, National Sales Manager, Ametek Instruments India Pvt Ltd: “We participated in the show to promote Brushless Motors for continuous duty, big High Pressure Blowers for other industrial applications, Flame Proof Motor which finds application in segments like Oil and Gas, Chemicals and other hazardous areas. There was a lot of response especially from manufacturing and industry.”





G Venkat, Director, Divy Clearock Products: “We are promoting cleaning equipment, 3M floor cleaning powders and scrotch guard chemicals through the show. We got focused customers from BSCs and FM companies.”




Nitin Bhatnagar, Director, Haylide Chemicals: “We are promoting a new eco friendly laundry and a new range housekeeping range. The response in CIS Bangalore show is good. The show has created a benchmark as compared to earlier shows in terms of laundry, housekeeping, medical and facility management.”


Sachin Surie, Director, Surie Polex: “The purpose of coming to the Clean India Show is to promote our new range of products for concrete polishing. We have met contractors from the flooring industry. We have showcased concrete grinding machines HSG 500, dust collectors, diamond tools for grinding and polishing of concrete.”

Om Sabu, Director, Soma Specialities: “We have been participating in the Clean India Show since its inception and have got national and international exposure by virtue of the show. It has served as a good platform for the cleaning industry. Newer people should be exposed to newer technologies.”

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