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IR to focus cleanliness

Railways Minister D. V. Sadananda Gowda has announced a substantial increase in budget allocation for cleanliness in the current year, which is a 40 percent increase over the previous year. The Indian Railways proposes to outsource cleaning activities at 50 ... Read More »

Southern Railway Cleanliness drive

Following the inspection of Mohan Raja, ADRM, Chennai Division, directing the station officials to improve cleanliness, the Southern Railway has undertaken a massive cleaning drive. To keep the platforms, concourse area and the circulating area clean, this drive will also ... Read More »

Ambuja Cement builds 11,500 toilets

Ambuja Cement Foundation has chalked out robust programmes for Maharashtra this year. Focussing on healthcare and sanitation, the foundation has built 11,500 toilets under a strong cadre of 321 Village Health Functionaries – Sakhis. The Foundation also aims at working ... Read More »

Rs2200cr allotted to Ganga plan

The central government has provisioned Rs2200 crore for National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) along with an outlay for Rs1500 crore for National River Conservation Plan (NRCP). According to Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation ... Read More »

New range of tools from Galileo

Leading cleaning tools & accessories manufacturer, Galileo Associates recently launched a new range of manual cleaning tools for large areas under its brand Galileo. This range consists of high quality manual cleaning tools which are very effective in cleaning large ... Read More »

Executing Ganga-Yamuna ‘Clean up drive’

The central government is going forward with the detailed plan under the ‘Clean-Yamuna Campaign’ envisaging the augmentation of the water capacity by recharging the five big lakes which are close to the river and connecting/channelizing their flow into the river. ... Read More »

CSR to include Sanitation & hygiene

Seven-page official circular just issued by the Union Corporate Affairs Ministry has widened Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of private sector companies by including their operation in sanitation, hygiene and health care for underprivileged forming main components. Under the new Companies ... Read More »

First SWM Commissioner for BBMP

Battling for years together to solve the problem of Solid Waste Management (SWM), the Karnataka Government has appointed Darpan Jain as the first SMW Special Commissioner with the task of solving the garbage disposal projects for the Bangalore civic body. ... Read More »

Mindtree to turn Rag Pickers into Entrepreneurs

Mindtree Limited, a corporate undertaking, has announced the launch of its new initiative “I Got Garbage (IGG)” to teach the rag pickers in very simple way the technique of waste segregation, waste recycling and its commercialization. Prashant Mehra, Chief Architect ... Read More »


Union agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh recently inaugurated eco-friendly sewage water treatment plant (e-STP) in the Water Technology Centre of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) Delhi. The Centre engaged primarily in efficient use of water resources in agriculture, has developed ... Read More »

Redefining Innovation

Alfred Karcher GmhH has all along been bringing in innovations specially focusing either on high-end market or low-end market segments. However, this time Karcher won the ISSA Interclean Innovation Award at Amsterdam for designing a MopVac, manual tool with automation. ... Read More »

New Wizzard from Roots Multiclean

Roots Multiclean Ltd has launched battery operated Wizzard machine, the latest addition to one of the most popular floor cleaning machines in the company’s export range. The new machine which will be available from August in India, includes all the ... Read More »

Bajura, Nepal has toilets in every house

Today the newspapers report at length about the Indian Government’s focus on creating a clean India and its promise to build more public toilets and promote sanitation projects. While on toilets and sanitation, I came across a news item in ... Read More »

‘Clean Bhopal’ initiative

The Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has launched the ‘Clean Bhopal,’ an awareness programme to keep the city clean through street plays, radio announcements and rallies. Through this initiative, the people of Bhopal are being sensitized on the need of keeping ... Read More »

Clean water for Maharashtra rural people

The problem of sanitation services and lack of potable water for rural people in Maharashtra is going to be solved soon as the World Bank has signed a $165 million credit to the state. The WB credit will be utilized ... Read More »

Maitreya Realtors

Celebrating the World Environment Day, Maitreya Realtors planted trees, played movie screening on environment and carried out activities on making creative items out of recyclable materials with children of Adhartirth Adharashram at Maitreya Greens. While the children enjoyed making paper ... Read More »

Deutsche Post DHL’s green engagement

Marking UN’s World Environment Day, with the motto, “Raise your voice, not the sea level” Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading mail and logistics company, called its 480,000 employees for action to participate in activities for the environment and the ... Read More »

Rentokil acquires Gujarat’s Pestcone Plus

Expanding its foot-print in the pest management sector in India, Rentokil Initial has acquired Pestcone Plus of Gujarat. The acquisition will enrich Rentokil’s wide range of service offerings in line with its strategy to be experts in the essential hygiene. ... Read More »

BIAL unveils Green Map

Besides conducting a tree planting activity on the World Environment Day, Bangalore International Airport Ltd is reinforcing its larger commitment by unveiling the Green Map of the airport. This has taken a year to develop and garner more environment champions ... Read More »