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Author Archives: Suprita Anupam

Car wash facilities at fuel stations

In India, the fuel stations are rather static. Some stations are now being tweaked to serve as recreational centres. In a recent development, one of the country’s largest oil companies, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), has successfully turned its nineacre ... Read More »

Germ-free toilet in 3 seconds!

AIRCRAFT LAVATORIES are at the upfront when it comes to the most expansive ones across sections. Right from ‘chemical toilet blue water recirculated electric flush’ to ‘vacuum flush’, aircraft lavatories have been the focal point of research & development for ... Read More »

Tapping the Untapped

It’s been three years now since you joined the cleaning chemical Industry. Your experience… Yes, we are on the brighter side. The perception of ‘cleaning’ is definitely getting changed amid rising awareness and growing infrastructure under policies like Swachh Bharat ... Read More »

Rising Confidence in Cleaning

AS RIGHTLY pointed out by Kiran Mazumdar Shaw during her interaction with Clean India Journal, “We have to be in a firefighting mode”; the Government at the helm has set the tone from “should” factor of cleaning to the “must” ... Read More »

Touching Lives, Spreading Hygiene

NO MATTER, how small it is, but an initiative that generates employment; emboldens skill development, teaches children the necessity of hygiene in daily lives and recycles waste is convincing enough to bring the change at ground. The idea of recycling ... Read More »

Indian Railways Rolling Out Clean Linen

Be it ‘Palace on Wheels’ one of the costliest and best trains providing world class facilities or the ‘Garib Rath’, an Express with AC coaches at affordable prices, Indian Railways – the lifeline of Indian commuters – chugs ‘Up and ... Read More »

Make in (Clean) India

New initiatives ‘Make in India’ and ‘Clean India Mission’ have geared up the socioeconomic feature of the country. Increasing CSR funds and new FDI inflows have been channelized to boost the country’s infrastructure. Suprita Anupam finds out the new market ... Read More »

Swachh-Grih to Swachhaagrah

The entire country is getting galvanized, but the real challenge lies in converting people’s mindset from Swachhagrih to Swachhagrah,” comments Padma Vibhushan Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Eminent Scientist, during an interaction with Suprita Anupam. I am chairing a 19-member expert ... Read More »

Gujarat, the pharma hub

In the next 10 years, Gujarat pharmaceutical industry is expected to see a CAGR of 15-20%. The State, a hub for both national and international pharma companies – Sun pharma, Alembic, Torrent, Novartis, Cadila… offers a huge market for mechanised ... Read More »

Bio-toilets for better Sanitation

Millions die every year across the world due to lack of safe sanitation facilities. “Ensuring 100% waste discharge from a toilet in an eco-friendly manner, the bio-toilets play a critical role in preventive healthcare,” says Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala, Trustee & ... Read More »

Ginger Hotel:Ramping up from 30 to 100!

With ever-growing tourism and single clearance window policy, Gujarat provides a ready market for hospitality.” PK Mohankumar, MD & CEO, Roots Corporation Ltd, part of the IHCL, speaks about Gujarat as the market for hospitality and as a business-friendly State ... Read More »

Empowering Cleaning Industry

“About 54.9% of the overall market in India is for soft services and 45.1% for hard services. The market for soft services comprises a large cluster of companies that provide single services and specialize in services such as catering and ... Read More »

‘CSR in Housekeeping’

Housekeeping has tremendous potential to employ even the physically challenged people and is capable of harnessing the best out of them. At Lemon tree Hotels, over 10% of the group employees are from this segment of the population,” informs Navina ... Read More »

Clean India Week – Cleaning Buses & Depots

Clean India Journal marked the ‘Clean India Week’ from December 2 to 7, 2013, as a curtain raiser to Clean India Pulire 2013. The Clean India Team took initiatives in creating awareness about clean environment as a step ahead. One important activity during the week was cleaning up the Goregaon Bus Depot in Mumbai. Karcher Cleaning Systems Private Limited & Kaarya Facilities and Services Pvt. Ltd supported the cleaning operations. Read More »

Indian Hospitality:The Shifting Equation

“The supply of ‘Margarita, The Benjamin’ with a composition of a special Cuvee of Grand Marnier… finished with Louis XIII Cognac… is limited, but the demand is getting up. Let’s have some tequila shots instead!” – were the words of a hospitality consultant explaining the shift towards the fertile markets of Tier II cities to keep up the demand. While the hospitality business is moving to Tier II cities to tap the growing demand, better connectivity & infrastructure, advent of MNCs and rising lifestyle of middle class in Tier II & III cities have opened new markets not only for hotel chain operators but also for the cleaning industry. Suprita Anupam explores… Read More »

Bridging the Gap…

FM and Hospitality, both these sectors are labour-oriented dealing with manpower shortage, rising labour cost, training cost & time and managing assets & service delivery, but the difference lies in their objectives. While an FM company aims at better service delivery as per the contract, the hospitality sector aims to upgrade its service deliverables. In the event of the rising opportunity for the FM company to take on the upgraded service deliverables in the hospitality sector, is it prepared to meet the revolutionary change? Suprita Anupam finds out Read More »