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Solid Waste Management Rules Revised

The Environment Ministry of India has revised Solid Waste Management Rules after 16 years. The Rules are now applicable beyond municipal areas and will extend to urban agglomerations, census towns, notified industrial townships, areas under the control of Indian Railways, ... Read More »

International Housekeepers’ Summit 2016

Clean India Journal is hosting the International Housekeepers’ Summit 2016 at Sahara Star-Mumbai on August 27 and 28. The first of its kind in India, executive housekeepers from more than four countries will participate in the Summit. The sessions based ... Read More »

Surat Cleanest Station: Survey

Surat railway station has been ranked as the cleanest railway station in India, followed by Rajkot in Gujarat and Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh. The survey by IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) based conducted on 40 parameters during January-February covered ... Read More »

Mumbai’s first waste-to-energy unit

Mumbai’s first waste-to-energy unit will begin operations in April 2016 at a landfill site in Kanjumarg area. The Guascor machine, which converts methane into electric power, is being procured from Spain at a cost of Rs4.5 crore. On the successful ... Read More »

Solar powered trash cans

The Government may introduce new solar-powered trash cans that sound alert when full with garbage, under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. These cans, designed by Big Belly based in the US, forms a part of the Smart City concept. If implemented ... Read More »

Thane to produce fuel from waste

TMC (Thane Municipal Corporation) has roped in Samarth Bharat Vyaspeeth NGO to manage its biodegradable waste to fuel production project. Under the new PPP model based project, the test run was successful at its Kopri STP plant. The NGO collects ... Read More »

Cannon Hygiene introduces Cannon Drainoscopy

The constant build of scale, unsightly stains and uric salts mainly in urinal and in the water closets, which ultimately lead to blockages and foul odour becomes a challenge to address. Cannon Drainoscopy is an inspection system to quickly detect ... Read More »

Karnataka imposes plastic ban

The Karnataka Government has imposed a complete ban on all plastic and thermacol products across the State, effective from March 11, 2016. As per the notification, all plastic products, including plastic banners, flex, plates, spoons, carry bags, flags, cups, cling ... Read More »

Abandoned quarries for C&D waste recycling

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is planing to use abandoned quarries in the outskirts of the city for setting up C&D (construction and demolition) waste recycling units. The new units will be established at Anjanapura, Mallasandra and Kannur area based ... Read More »

New guidelines for BMW

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has released new guidelines for handling bio-medical waste in India. The new rules has made bar code system mandatory for proper control along with easy categorisation and authorisation. There is also provision for ... Read More »

E-Waste to cover CFL and Mercury Lamps too

New E-waste rules will now include Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and other mercury containing lamps as well as other such equipment, as per the latest notification under E-Waste Management Rules, 2016 by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. ... Read More »

63Mn girls lack access to toilets in India

As India celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, this year, a strategic philanthropy foundation, Dasra revealed the other side of the coin that adolescent girls who are nearly 10% of the country’s population do not have access to private ... Read More »

Parryware Contributes 1000 Pink Toilets

Marking Women’s day on March 8, Parryware, an Indian manufacturer of bathroom products is constructing 1000 Indian style Pink toilets to Swachh Bharat Mission to make Delhi Open Defecation Free. The initiative is a part of the company’s corporate social ... Read More »

“No Toilets”

In spite of the massive Clean India Campaign, there are villages with no toilets at all. The 13 families staying in the West Hill of Kozhikode have no access to toilets. Some are used to go to the General Hospital ... Read More »

Is Peeing Political?

The UK Government recently funded $54,000 to a toilet research that aimed to explore and disrupt perceived notions of ‘access’ and ‘identity’ and to find ways of articulating the idea that ‘peeing is political.’ The research points out the traditional ... Read More »

Car Care as a profitable business model

The niche car care sector is developing from garage and repair shops to wellequipped and managed car wash service hubs. Alongside the Clean India Technology Week 2016, Clean India Journal organized an engaging open forum discussion on “Car Care as ... Read More »

Make In India

At the first ever Make In India Week held on February 13-18, 2016 in Mumbai, showing manufacturing prowess of the Country, MoUs to the tune of `15.2 lakhsCr were signed. The weeklong program discussed upcoming mega projects, Industrial Corridors and ... Read More »

Terminal-3 opens at Cochin

CIAL (Cochin International Airport Limited) Terminal 3 was inaugurated in February 2016. The project was completed in record time of two years and at much lower cost compared to other such modern airport terminals in the country. The new T3 ... Read More »

Hero opens R&D unit in Jaipur

Hero MotorCorp, the leading two wheeler manufacturer in the country, has opened its new R&D unit at in March 2016. The new facility, ‘Hero Centre of Global Innovation and R&D’, built at a cost of `450 crore, is expected shape ... Read More »