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Southern Railway on the ‘Clean’ track

The Indian Railways had been the much-preferred and cheaper means of transportation for the people until a few years ago, when low cost airlines started chewing into the profits of the former with the upper middle class and middle class passengers opting for the latter. Cleanliness, hygiene, sanitation, punctuality... are some of the daunting areas that have made railways a second choice next to economic budget flights. The Indian Railways has ever since been experimenting with various solutions to win a clean chit. The modernisation and mechanised cleaning adopted at various railway stations have hiked business prospects for the cleaning industry. Read More »

Total solutions to cleaning needs

Established in 2003, in Mumbai, Total Solutions Facility Management Pvt. Ltd, offers tailor-made packages for the specific cleaning needs of its clients. Empowering departments and individuals is the key to sustained growth, says Managing Director Jasmer Puri, in a conversation with Clean India Journal Read More »

The chlorine factor

Although chlorine is the cheapest disinfectant and still being used in most countries, free chlorine, if not removed or controlled, can lead to serious health hazards Read More »

Maintaining:Hygiene in hospitals

At a juncture when the healthcare services in general and hospitals in particular are undergoing transformations, it is essential that extreme focus is laid on maintenance of cleanliness and hygiene. Read More »

Changing Retail Environment

There are many challenges that await the FM professionals in the coming years. Especially, if they are in the Retail sector where there are opportunities to add value to customer service through efficient management and improved technology. Himadri Chatterjee, National Manager, Infrastructure and Facility Management, Reliance Retail Limited, gives his views Read More »

Food Industry Role of mechanised cleaning

Cleaning efficacy is determined mainly by four factors – temperature, action, chemical and time. Mechanical cleaning comprises the principle of applying high action with low detergent, temperature and time. This in turn saves water, detergent and manpower leading to better, ... Read More »

Karcher machines for Pune Cantonment

The Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) introduced mechanised sweeping as part of its modernisation plans. It has acquired two Karcher ride-on sweepers for cleaning roads. The project has for the first time engaged women force for mechanised cleaning. The machines will ... Read More »

Soybean Urinals

Waterless Co. LLC, USA, has introduced Soybean Urinals. Which require no water, thus saving more than 40,000 gallons of water per urinal each year. The urinals are made from approximately 30% soybean resin that is naturally sustainable. Read More »

Hospitality Ensemble

Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management, New Delhi, is organizing “Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble 2008” from October15-17, 2008, comprising Culinary Competitions, Hospitality Brain Twister and other contests. The Institute has been holding this national level event for the past seven years ... Read More »

Neem for organic pesticides

The biotechnology department in Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST) plans to use Neem (Azadirachta Indica) for the manufacturing of organic pesticides. A bio-processing unit for the promotion and production of such pesticides is likely to be set ... Read More »

Bathroom linen:White is right

Bathrooms in hotels have remained a crucial factor in guests deciding on the room for their stay. In some cases it reflects the guest’s choice of preference of a hotel. Hotels are investing a huge amount to maintain and upkeep their bathrooms. But a bathroom is incomplete without the right bath linen. Read More »

Jyothy enters laundry sector

Jyothy Laboratories Ltd, an FMGC company, is making a foray into laundry services with its launch, Fabric Spa. This chain of dry cleaners and launderers will provide rejuvenating solutions for garments under its र 400 million subsidiary Jyothy Fabricare Services ... Read More »

A.L.L Service awarded

Sonal Chitroda, Managing Director, A.L.L.Services Under 1 Roof (India) Pvt. Ltd has be conferred the “Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award” in recognition of her pioneering work in the field of facility management. The award is conferred by the National Integration and ... Read More »

MSW project in Kollam

The Kerala government has awarded a municipal solid waste (MSW) management project to Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company (JUSCO), a subsidiary of Tata Steel. The project to be implemented in Kollam, funded by the Asian Development Bank, is expected to ... Read More »

Where to start?

How to keep Mumbai clean? Where do we start? It is difficult to identify; it’s such a mess in every way. The traffic is so  bad that you just can’t begin to understand how long you could be stuck on ... Read More »

Clean fleet is clean image

Mechanised washing of bus, truck or train has become essential to retain a clean image of either the company, corporation or government, says Bruno Albanesi, President, Bitimec International USA Read More »