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IPC machines running on Vellore roads

Ride on Sweepers for the Municipal roads and pavements of Municipal corporation of Nellore were flagged off by Dr P Narayan, State Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Urban Water Supply and Urban Planning, Nellore. Six of such ride ... Read More »

Amitabh Bachchan donates sewer cleaning machines

Indian film actor Amitabh Bachchan donated a large sewer cleaning machine to MCGM and 20 small ones to Aurangabad to end the manual scavanging practices. This follows his commitment at the 2018 Cleanathon toward taking steps in this direction. He ... Read More »

Hygiene in train biotoilets

A parliament panel has asked railways to take measures to improve the hygiene of lavatories as there are always trepidations over choking and foul smell in the bio-toilets. According to the reports, Railway Convention Committee (RCC) has sought mechanism for ... Read More »

Go Green Initiatives by Railways

In an effort to ‘Go Green’, The Indian Railways has undertaken some major initiatives. Some of which are: Tree plantation and track side boundary plantation to be increased in railway premises. As per reports, 1.25 crores saplings were planted during ... Read More »

Vacuum cleaners turn robotic bartenders

Lager manufacturer Stella Artois performed a Christmas miracle by turning robot vacuum cleaners into automatic bartenders. The Stella Artois BART – which stands for Bartending Automated Robotic Technology – comes in the form of a kit that may be attached ... Read More »

Focus on sanitation and healthcare

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is coming up with an action plan for six months with a focus on sanitation and healthcare in the city. The Mayor along with corporators and officials will coordinate for overall development of sanitation ... Read More »

Steps to improve cleanliness score

The civic body has stepped up its cleanliness and awareness drives in the city in view of Swachh Survekshan 2019. The Municipal Commissioner has asked the health department and the Godavari conservation cell to carry out the cleanliness drive. The ... Read More »

Jharkhand constructs 33.44 lakh toilets

Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi, Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation, has informed Rajya Sabha Member Parimal Nathwani that as many as 33,44,395 individual household latrines (IHHLs) have been constructed so far and 29,564 villages have been declared ODF ... Read More »

Eco-friendly sanitary napkins

Little scientists at Kottoor AKMHS school, Kottakkal, made sanitary napkins from water hyacinth (Kulavazha) as a solution to check the growth of the plant which is regarded as the world’s worst aquatic weed. Dried water hyacinth fibre and cotton are ... Read More »

Chennai Corporation’s awareness event

The Chennai Corporation conducted a Swachh Bharat and plastic ban awareness program at the CPCL Polytechnic College in Manali where 500 students and 40 teachers took part in the event. Officials highlighted the importance of clean environments to prevent the ... Read More »

Swachh Bharat drive at Amity campus

Over 150 student volunteers of the Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association (IPCA) took to streets and Amity University campus equipped with brooms and dust pans, emphasising on the importance of hygiene and cleanliness. “Cleanliness and hygiene factors are extremely important values ... Read More »

Nano hygiene at airports

NanoTouch Materials has released a self-cleaning film for touch screens that can turn any airport check-in kiosk or in-flight screen into a continuously selfcleaning surface. They have also released self-cleaning elevator button covers. These innovations add to their current listing ... Read More »

App for monitoring cleanliness drive

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has developed a Daily Monitoring Tool (DMT) app that helps monitor public toilet’s cleaning timing, garbage clearance at open places, sweeping activities, etc. All the officers who have been deployed as Swachh ward officers, ... Read More »

Puducherry to ban single-use plastic

With a state-wide plastic ban in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry is taking similar steps to ban the production, sale and use of single-use plastic products in the Union Territory from March 1, 2019. This was revealed by Chief Minister – V ... Read More »

Sanitary pad world record set in India

To promote menstrual hygiene, participants at a medical congress in India have set a new Guinness World Record for the longest line of sanitary pads. About 500 people at the 62nd All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AICOG) took ... Read More »

Project Clean Noida

Noida and HCL Foundation – the CSR arm of HCL Technologies Ltd, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Project Clean Noida, pointed towards transforming the city’s Solid Waste Management (SWM) program. The project is aimed at helping the city ... Read More »

DIPP Swachh Bharat Grand Challenge Awards

As part of the Swachhta Pakhwada, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) organized a Swachh Bharat Grand Challenge to reward innovative solutions by DIPP recognized start-ups in the country. Four areas – sanitation, waste management, water & waste water ... Read More »

IPC opens branch in Kerala

To widen its reach across India and make South India operations stronger and better, IPC has opened a its 12th branch in Ernakulam, Kerala. P.T. Thomas, Hon’ble MLA inaugurated the office by cutting the ribbon and lighting the lamp. Present ... Read More »

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