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Schevaran completes 20 years

To start a business on a commodity, the marketability of which is unknown is not easy. But Sam Cherian Kumbakattu went ahead and established a manufacturing facility in Mysore to produce cleaning chemicals and disinfectant formulations, way back in late1980s. ... Read More »

Safety first!

Taking heed of the conservancy workers demand for safety gear while on field, the Mumbai Civic body has ordered for 40,000 gumboots for its workmen at a cost of र 4 crore. The boots of high quality would be flame ... Read More »

Sanitation club

The recently concluded South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) in New Delhi was marked by the presence and resilience of four young students who formed the School Sanitation Club. Set up four years ago, the club aimed at educating students ... Read More »

Green future

Mumbai city’s oldest and largest landfill site is heading for a change of image. The BMC is planning to convert a part of the 127 hectares garbage dump into a green belt which will include a lawn and a walking ... Read More »

Scientific landfill site

After Gorai, Deonar and Mulund, Kanjurmarg is now emerging as the site for the next dumping yard for Mumbai. The City’s additional municipal commissioner, in-charge of solid waste management R.A. Rajeev said that 141 hectors in Kanjurmarg have been identified ... Read More »

Trash on wheels

As millions of Mumbaikars pack themselves into trains to get to work every morning, they are accompanied by an equal number of cockroaches, spiders, rats and other pests! Commuters complain of having to travel in compartments that have cobwebs on ... Read More »

Eco-friendly prayers

Mumbai’s Dawoodi Bohra community is sending out prayers that are green in nature! The community plans to return to nature what they got from it by constructing a mosque that features eco-friendly facilities. Focusing on rainwater harvesting and reducing the ... Read More »

Sustainable Cleaning Award

UK-based One Complete Solution (OCS) has been awarded the first JohnsonDiversey Sustainable Cleaning Award for its commitment to health, safety and environment through its cleaning programme CleanSmart. The programme, which is process driven uses engineering methodologies and gives better performance ... Read More »

Wardrobe expansion

Diamond Fabcare Pvt. Ltd in collaboration with Brown Gouge of Australia having retail chain of over 32 fully functional dry-cleaning & laundry outlets under the brand “Wardrobe” has further expanded its operations with tie ups for co-brand promotion and outsourcing ... Read More »

Zero Discharge at Ambuja Cement

Ambuja Cement (Holicim), Ropar, Punjab, has awarded Ion Exchange (India) Ltd., the contract for a zero discharge plant – their first complete zero discharge project where the entire recycling system as well as the evaporate equipment are being supplied by ... Read More »

Eureka Forbes offers budget range

Eureka Forbes has introduced budget range equipment, especially for housekeeping company. These machines are not only sturdy but are also economical. Housekeeping companies make heavy capital investment in the initial stage of the contract and this makes their investment more ... Read More »


The Association of Indian Cleaning Industry conducted the annual CEO Summit at Hotel Tunga Regale to present and deliberate on the industry white paper recognising housekeeping vis-à-vis the service sector. It addressed issues before the housekeeping companies and equipment & ... Read More »

CIJ celebrates World Toilet Day

Awareness programme on washroom hygiene organised School washroom and hygiene is an issue the cleaning industry is constantly experimenting with various solutions. It is not that children are not aware of washroom hygiene and basic cleanliness; in fact the children ... Read More »

Men, cleaner than women

A recent study conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine in Britain has revealed that women are three times more like to have dirty hands than men. The study based on swab test results revealed that 21% ... Read More »

Best of waste

Concerns about the growing garbage in the city have prompted the Kulgaon-Badlapur, Municipal Council in Maharashtra to install two garbage treatment plants. These plants would treat wet waste organically and produce fertilisers which would be then sold to the farmers ... Read More »

Sanitation strategies

If the Urban Development Ministry had its way, cities across the country would have detailed sanitation strategies ready in the next two years. The Ministry with funds to the tune of र 50,000 would help the cities implement their strategies ... Read More »

Canadian Toilet Organisation launched

The official launch of the Canadian Toilet Organisation on October 21, concluded United Nations University’s International Year of Sanitation (IYS 2008) workshop on water and sanitation at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. The organisation aims to raise public awareness, address ... Read More »

Science of cleaning

The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) recently held the 2008 Cleaning Science Conference and Symposium “Cleaning Science and Health . . . Making the Connection” at the University of Maryland campus. The symposium was attended by over 130 participants from ... Read More »

World Toilet Summit & Expo

The World Toilet Summit & Expo 2008, organised by the World Toilet Organisation was held from November 4 – 6 in Macau. The summit conducted in partnership with Asian Development Bank (ADB) and MP Asia (MPA) followed the theme ‘Driving ... Read More »