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Contaminated water in railway stations

According to a report prepared by the Medical Department of Railways, 59% and 94% of station-tap water samples collected from the Moradabad and Ambala divisions respectively were found to be having high degree of Coliform Bacteria. The water supplied in ... Read More »

43% Karnataka schools lack toilets

India’s IT state does not have separate toilets/latrines for girls and boys in 54 schools in open violation of educational rules. The issue was raised after the tabling of the Comptroller and Auditor General Report in the Karnataka State Assembly. ... Read More »

51,365 households to get toilets in Mysore

In a major install-toilet in every household drive, the Mysore Zilla Parishad (MZP) is setting up 51,365 individual toilets during 2014-15 fiscal years under the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC). The Centre and Karnataka Government have allotted र10,000 to each household ... Read More »

Homeless causing sanitation problems

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Rise of the homeless people now by about 21% in almost all Indian cities has emerged a major urban crisis as they not only are spreading diseases but also causing sanitation problems by defecating in open spaces to pollute the ... Read More »

Air quality of Indian cities to be gauged

Air quality of Indian cities to be gauged

The pollution level, rising very sharply in different Indian cities would now be mapped regularly in a scientific way the Automatic Air Monitoring Systems (AAMS) are going to be installed there in immediate future. The CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) ... Read More »

CREDAI speeds up clean city movement in Kochi

CREDAI speeds up clean city movement in Kochi

The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) has launched a Clean City Movement (CCM) in Kochi by establishing composting facilities to recycle/process the aerobic microbes and anaerobic matters of housing colonies. After covering 166 building complexes in ... Read More »

WHO:Water contamination in Bangalore alarming

The potable water in Bangalore is much more contaminated than in Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Pune, Hyderabad and Chennai, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) report. The report warns that besides common people, those with impaired immunity or ... Read More »

Idrobase Group export sales higher in 2013

Italian manufacturer Idrobase Group closed 2013, 10% up on 2012 – surpassing €10 million in sales volume and continuing what has been a long-term upward trend. “The substantial stability of our supply to the Italian market, which comprises 25% of ... Read More »

AMC budget for 2014-15

The draft budget of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) for the fiscal 2014-15 has been set at र4,901 crore of which, र280 crore has been allotted for service and programme expenditure, including providing basic amenities like transportation, water supply, energy, health ... Read More »

Surat roads to sparkle again

‘Night Cleaning and Brushing’ (NCB) of urban roads of this city, stopped for some time, is going to be resumed soon. Budgetary allocation of र1.75 crore has been made for this purpose in the current fiscal years by the Surat ... Read More »

Power of Cleaning

Kurudampalayam Panchayat, 15km from here, is fast emerging as a model village in Tamil Nadu as far as cleanliness is concerned. The segregated household trash, including plastic, is collected right at the doors by the Panchayat workers. At Kurudampalayam, no ... Read More »

Fuel from landfill plastics

A low-temperature scientific technique has been developed to reprocess plastic bags into oil to power engines of automobiles. The product would be similar to liquid petrochemical fuels. Two Indian scientists, Achyut Kumar Panda of Centurion University of Technology and Management ... Read More »

Recycled water for Delhi

In a major development, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has commissioned a 23 million litres per day water recycling plant at Kapashera. The recycled and treated water will be used in hotels and guest houses around the international airport. The ... Read More »

NABH Safe-ITSM Infection Control for hospitals

Over 50 hospitals in Maharashtra have applied to the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health Providers (NABH) for obtaining its accreditation by introducing the NABH Safe-ITSM Infection Control. Maharashtra has become India’s third State to launch this programme after ... Read More »

WB funds for rural project

Problems of availability of potable water and absence of sanitation services to millions of people living in Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Assam will soon get eased as the World Bank (WB) and the Government of India have drawn up ... Read More »

$2million WaterAid programme

WaterAid has announced a $2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the global sanitation crisis: nearly two fifths of the world’s population do not have access to a toilet. Over the next two and a ... Read More »

SCR cleanliness drive fetches 1.02cr

As part of its massive cleanliness drive for railway tracks, platforms and station waiting rooms, the South Central Railways has enforced the Indian Railways (Penalties) for Activities Affecting Cleanliness at Railway Premises- Rules-2012 in all stations falling under its jurisdiction. ... Read More »

Coliform in the Ganga

The water of all the Ghats or bathing places of the Ganga River flowing through Bihar has been found to have life-threatening levels of Coliform bacteria. The permitted limit of Coliform in potable water is below 50mpn/100ml. The arsenic value ... Read More »

Taj Corridor Cleaning

The Taj Mahal and its surroundings that attracted global criticism due to the presence of loads of garbage in River Yamuna and nearby places will undergo massive restoration and cleanliness drive in 2014 under Central Government’s strategy ‘Clean India Campaign’. ... Read More »

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