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RMCL – An update & expansion plans

Foreseeing the rise in demand for its products in India and outside, Roots Multiclean Ltd is in the process of expanding production capacity. “There is shortage of manpower in India when it comes to Cleaning activities. This has created a ... Read More »

Microbes that feed on oil

Oil spills need not cause panic any longer! Scientists have suggested that oil spills could be cleaned up with the help of organisms that grow at the bottom of Lake Baikal in Siberia. According to the study, the microbes convert ... Read More »

Protest against manual cleaning

Members of eight voluntary organisations and traders’ union recently staged a demonstration in front of the headquarters of Chennai Metrowater to protest against the manual cleaning of sewage manholes and septic tanks in the rural areas. Following the death of ... Read More »

Exchange e-waste for money

Harshit Patel, a Mumbai-based entrepreneur, from Polytela e-commerce Private Ltd, has launched a first nation-wide service to collect e-waste free of cost. The company has formed eight collection centres –TechShops – across the country. Anyone sending e-waste can collect a ... Read More »

Not enough diagnostic centres

Merely 34% of the total rural population in India have access to diagnostic centres for chronic ailments like diabetes, heart and kidney diseases, says a study carried out by the Chronic Care Foundation (CCF). The study revealed that 86% districts ... Read More »

More water in Haryana

The third waterworks recently inaugurated in Rohtak, Haryana, will provide 135lt per capita per day drinking water. This waterworks is stated to be the second such facility in the country after Sonia Vihar in New Delhi. The huge allocation of ... Read More »

No more bulbs

A decision to ban the sale of electric bulbs in Punjab state was recently taken at a meeting on energy conservation headed by the Chief Secretary Ramesh Inder Singh. The recommendation has been sent for legal opinion after which the ... Read More »

Holding on to plastic bags

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said that the ban on use of plastic bags in Delhi had caused anxiety amongst the trading community. They want the move to be kept on hold till such time alternative packaging material ... Read More »

ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2010

Amsterdam RAI and ISSA have announced the new dates for ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam. The show will now be held from April 26-29, 2010, a week earlier than initially planned. During the last show, a number of visitors were unable to attend ... Read More »

Plastic waste management

President Pratibha Patil has called for effective waste management of plastics by adopting proper recycling technology. Plastics waste is not waste per se and could be treated as wealth by recycling into value added products. She called for concerted efforts ... Read More »

Waste plastic to nano-carbon

The project, ‘waste plastic to nano-carbon’, initiated by Dr Arup Chatterjee of I-Can Nano has been finally approved technically and commercially by DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research). Supported by the Government of India, the plant (30TPM capacity) will ... Read More »

Subsidised Sewage

The Goa State government has announced schemes to provide subsidised sewage connections to the citizens of Margao. Digambar Kamat, Chief Minister of Goa, has appealed to the citizens to connect their septic tanks and soakpits to the sewage plant and ... Read More »

Loo for loans!

In an extreme form of cleanliness and hygiene enforcement, Chandrakant Dalvi, Collector of Pune, has issued an order which states that people who do not have a toilet in their homes would not be sanctioned government loans or even crucial ... Read More »

Who’s responsible?

Prashant Panigrahi, Chief Engineer, Rural Water Supply & Sanitation (RWSS), Government of Orissa, is a worried man. He is concerned about the pathetic conditions of toilets in the schools across Orissa. Maintaining toilets in a hygienic condition cannot be the ... Read More »

The world is a stage

Hoping to spread awareness in a light hearted medium, Robin Chandra Das, assistant executive engineer with the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Assam, has put together an innovative play, titled Natak Nohoi (This is not a play), where he enacts ... Read More »

Sikkim 100% clean

Sikkim has recently earned the distinction of being the first State in the country to achieve 100% sanitation. The Rashtriya Nirmal Gram Puraskar was handed over to Pawan Chamling, Chief Minister of Sikkim, by the President of India, Pratibha Patil. Read More »

Clean Green Delhi

The upcoming 2010 Commonwealth Games have given the civic authorities in Delhi an excuse to ensure that the city is spick and span in the days preceding the games. Starting January 1, 2009, a team of 132 anti-litter inspectors have ... Read More »

Taj Krishna sets a benchmark

Taj Krishna, Hyderabad, has been awarded the Green Globe Benchmarked Status for maintaining the highest standards in its energy and water consumption. The Benchmarking programme award aims to recognise organisations that are committed to implementing an integrated environmental and social ... Read More »

Chandigarh receives top honours

Chandigarh city was recently awarded the first prize for water supply and waste water management and effective sewerage drainage system. The awards were given away at the Urban Mobility India, 2008, organised by the Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry ... Read More »

BBN belt gets waste management plant

A waste management plant worth र 34 crore is being set up in the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial belt at Solan in Himachal Pradesh. The plant, which would serve 1,200 hazardous waste-generating units, including the pharmaceutical, pesticide, chemical and paper units across ... Read More »