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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 »

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 »

Food Safety and Standards Act

The Union Ministry of Health has requested the Supreme court to grant it more time to implement the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, aimed at regulating supply and sale of packed food products. According to the ministry, it would ... Read More »

US lags on food regulation

While many developed countries are taking measures to provide practical guide to food safety, the US is still lagging behind in this effort. However, the report, released this week by the US Government Accountability Office, outlines steps taken for creating ... Read More »

RGIA becomes passenger friendly

In the first 100 days at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport which started the commercial operations on March 23, 1.9 million passengers – domestic and international – were handled. Two new international airlines commenced operations from Hyderabad. The airport, which has ... Read More »

Punjab’s project for pure water

Villages across Muktsar district, Punjab can now safely drink water without fear of it being contaminated. The villages are being provided with potable water in cans for a nominal price through a community-based safe drinking water project commissioned in the ... Read More »

Clean Up the World Weekend

A community-based environmental campaign that inspires individuals and communities to make their environment a safer place to live would take place in Ghana from September 19 to 21. The “Clean Up the World Weekend 2008” campaign, a non-governmental organization, is ... Read More »

No Stink Over Flushing

City officials in Taipei in south Taiwan have begun training potty users to flush toilet paper down the toilet instead of throwing it in the trash, aiming to reduce 340 tons of stinky waste generated daily, according to Reuters news ... Read More »

Fuel from waste

INEOS, a British chemical company has patented a method of making bioethanol from solid and agricultural wastes. The company claims to be able to produce 400 liters of ethanol from one tonne of dry waste. The waste is heated to ... Read More »

City pays residents to use toilet

Musiri in Tamil Nadu, pays its citizens every time they use the specially constructed Ecosan Community Compost Toilet(ECCT) with a view to teach them proper hygiene. The government-backed program has been serving two purposes: It encourages people to discard age-old ... Read More »

Nisargruna technology

The daily waste which is becoming a burden on the civic bodies can now be used for making organic manure. The Bhaba Atomic Research Centre has developed a technology, Nisargruna, based on the concept of maintaining elemental balance in nature. ... Read More »