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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 »


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 »

Burning Waste

The Nashik Municipal Corporation has cautioned the sanitary workers against burning dry leaves and litter. NMC had in the past issued fines against garbage burning by deducting र 50 from the guilty sanitary workers. Garbage burning has been a cause ... Read More »

Garbage Processing

The Pune Municipal Corporation has decided to increase the number of garbage processing units across the city. The city as of now processes only 70% of the total 1,300 to 1,400 tonne of garbage generated every day. The mechanism in ... Read More »

Garbage chutes

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to install garbage chutes made of rubber or a synthetic fibre to keep the narrow inaccessible space between buildings, known as house gullies, clean. The chute will pass through every floor along the railings ... Read More »

China Clean Expo 2013 to be held in April

In order to meet the thriving demand of industrial cleaning segment, the China Clean Expo (CCE) 2013 is creating an exclusive Industrial Safety and Cleaning Pavilion. Besides attracting around 20,000 professional visitors and cleaning suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, agents and end-users ... Read More »

BBMP to adopt waste management system

In order to address the issue of garbage at the grassroots level, Bruhat Bangaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to issue occupancy certificate only to those new apartments and commercial complexes which have waste segregation implemented in the infrastructure plan. ... Read More »

Sari- Sun combination to purify dirty water

Scientists have found that dirty water can be sterilized and made drinkable by filtering through a folded cotton sari and then exposing it to sunlight for less than an hour. Nandini Nimbkar and Anil Rajvanshi of Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute ... Read More »

Wheelie cleaners speed up rubbish collection

A Chinese hospital has given a new meaning to the idea of the wheelie bin by fitting cleaners employed to empty bins with roller-skates to speed up the rubbish collection. Park Fang, manager at the Huaxi Hospital in Chengdu, Sichuan ... Read More »

Varun Karthikeyan takes over as MD of Roots

R Varun Karthikeyan, a second generation business head, has taken over as the Managing Director of Roots Multiclean Ltd. With strong domain expertise in manufacturing and marketing, besides proven administrative skills, Varun has been training under his father, K Ramasamy, ... Read More »

Rossari joins hands with German based Buzil

Mumbai based specialty chemical manufacturer Rossari Biotech Ltd has tied up with German company Buzil, with over 100 years of expertise in cleaning chemicals. The joint venture is likely to come into force by July 2013. A license agreement has ... Read More »

Ministry on financially viable SWM model

Dr Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, chaired a meeting in New Delhi recently to discuss the Financially Viable and sustainable PPP Models for Solid Waste Management. The meeting was attended by officials of MoUD, JnNURM, Senior officials of ... Read More »

Kolhapur Corporation seeks waste to energy solution

Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) is planning to outsource its scientific disposal of its 165TPD waste, to a competent agency based on the evaluation of Mumbai based consultant Crisil Limited. Vijay Patil, Chief Sanitary Inspector informed Clean India Journal, “Based on ... Read More »

Railways to develop track cleaning equipment

Indian Railways is planning to develop a wet and dry heavy duty vacuum cleaner that can collect the garbage from the tracks and deposit in different containers. The machine being considered will not only cater to the need of clearing ... Read More »