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Sanitation campaign

The Indian Railways is going to undertake a major cleanliness campaign across 100 stations which have more than 10 lakh population or are destinations of tourist or religious importance. The campaign will cover all the zonal Railways. Bio-toilets will be ... Read More »

Legal Tangle

Taking a stern view of littering and other similar transgressions, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has now decided to send court notices to people, who have failed to pay fines issued to them for violating health and sanitation laws. The Corporation ... Read More »

Cleanliness drive

The KR market, one of the largest and oldest markets in Bengaluru will be shut down on the last Tuesday of every month for a cleanliness drive, undertaken by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. A task force comprising, WMRT members, zonal ... Read More »

Matunga Workshop cleaning drive

In order to address the disposal of unsegregated industrial waste from its workshop located at Matunga, the Central Railway is planning to outsource the job to a government authorised agency shortly. The agency to be hired will also engage in ... Read More »

Reusable Garbage bags

Chennai Corporation is set to use specially-designed reusable bags for garbage collection. These bags will be collected by conservancy workers and taken on tricycles to garbage enclosures set up by the civic body. The trucks will then transport the bags ... Read More »

‘Eco Bathroom’

A group of architecture students from the University of Miami has chosen “eco bathroom” as their project. The students will design and eventually construct an eco friendly prototype for a “mobile bathroom.” The off-the-grid structure will include a composting toilet, ... Read More »

Water testing Plant

The Mangalore City Corporation has set up a drinking water testing unit in its laboratory at Lalbagh to ensure better public health. The multi-purpose health workers of the laboratory will collect water samples from open wells or bore wells of ... Read More »

Bio-Toilets

The Kerala State Water Transport Department has issued a circular, which makes it mandatory for all the boats plying in the Fort Kochi-Vypeen routes to be fitted with bio-chemical toilets. The boats are currently fitted with normal toilets that dump ... Read More »

Unclean Hospital

The prestigious Government General Hospital in Chennai is facing massive sanitation problems. The hospital has only 400 toilets to cater to the nearly 70,000 daily visitors. The toilets are not regularly maintained, making it difficult for even the patients to ... Read More »

West Central Railway outsources mechanised cleaning job

West Central Railway is planning to outsource, cleaning, housekeeping and waste management of New Katni Junction diesel shed premises. The job would clean areas including office complex, training school, laboratory, Railway buildings of diesel loco shed on a daily basis. ... Read More »

Free mosquito nets

Witnessing the ineffectivity of fogging operations in tackling mosquito menace in some areas in the city, Chennai Municipal Corporation will distribute free mosquito nets to poor residents living along the city’s waterways. The Corporation council has passed a resolution to ... Read More »

Clean bottled water

The Indian Public Health Association’s Tamil Nadu Branch is pursuing water surveillance in the interest of the public. The response comes after it was discovered that close to 300 mineral water RO plants are functioning in the state without licence. ... Read More »

Dharmsala scarred

The green cover in the McLeodganj area of Dharamsala is being threatened by illegal dumping of solid waste along hill slopes. People carrying out construction are scarring the hills with the material of dismantled buildings. Many such constructions are coming ... Read More »

Appeal for Cleanliness

To keep the city clean and to reduce the burden that overflowing landfills cause, the mayor of Bangalore has made a fervent appeal to all the citizens to segregate garbage at the source, avoid plastic bags and cooperate with the ... Read More »

She-toilets

The Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation (KSWDC) will set up electronic toilets for women in 23 locations in the capital city. ‘She-toilets’ is a first-of-its-kind in the country. In the first phase, KSWDC in association with the City Corporation will ... Read More »

Contaminated drinking water

The people of Ogoni region in Nigeria have issued an ultimatum to the government regarding the clean up of the area. The recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report state that the major oil producing region has families ... Read More »

Plastic Ban

The city of Kochi has once again decided to fight against the use of plastic that clogs up the drains and fills up the landfills. The ban on plastic below 50 microns will come into effect on March 1 that ... Read More »

Bio-Medical Waste

To tackle the adverse effects of improper disposal of infectious waste generated from healthcare units, the Odisha government has decided to launch a project for scientific and hi-tech disposal of bio medical waste. The project is assisted by the Ministry ... Read More »

Highway Clean-up

The Environment Minister of Goa has undertaken an ambitious cleanliness drive to clean up the whole state starting with the NH17 and proceeding to other major roads in the State. The local government authorities are responsible for the collection of ... Read More »