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India – Novel rural sanitation prototype

This might come as a relief for women from rural Gulbarga. Sharan Desai, a technocrat from Gulbarga, has come out with the prototype of a toilet that meets the needs of rural women. The prototype has already evinced interest among ... Read More »

Getting mechanised

While the municipal corporations across India are slowly adopting mechanized cleaning methods, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has recently obtained heavy duty road sweepers to keep their newly-made concrete roads clean. The Pimpri-Chichwad Municipal Corporation has recently purchased three heavy duty ... Read More »

Tree plantation drive at Lanxess

Lanxess India, a Germany based specialty chemicals company celebrated World Environment Day on June 5 at its manufacturing plant in Nagda, Madhya Pradesh and across its offices. A tree plantation drive was initiated wherein around 3000 saplings would be planted ... Read More »

PCI ‘Green’ storage techniques

PCI, the pioneer in pest management since 1954 has tied up with GrainPro Inc, USA to bring cost effective ‘Green’ storage technique to India. The system is based on “hermetic storage” technique that keeps commodities free of infestation, whilst preserving ... Read More »

R A Rajeev new Thane Municipal Commissioner

R A Rajeev has been appointed as the new municipal commissioner of the Thane Municipal Corporation. The charge of additional commissioner of MCGM has been taken over by Aseem Gupta. Speaking at the farewell function, Swadheen Kshtriya, Municipal Commissioner of ... Read More »

Skin bacteria transmits on to clothes

A professor of microbiology and pathology at the New York School of Medicine says that bacteria from the skin like staphyloccus can be found on clothing and towels. Philip Tierno says just using the detergent is not good enough, people ... Read More »

Allergy hike

Ever wondered, why there is a hike in allergy cases? A recent study by Guy Delespesse, director of the Laboratory for Allergy Research at the University of Montreal, says, “it is due to our obsession with cleanliness”. The study reveals ... Read More »

Everest clean-up team collects debris

A team of 20 Sherpas that has been on a clean-up mission in the death zone of Everest since April this year has collected garbage left behind by climbers above 8000 metres (26,000 feet). The team had set up two ... Read More »

Garbage Girl

A native of England, Jodie Underhill is popular in Dharamshala as “garbage girl” of Bhagsunag. An avid trekker, Jodie and her volunteers, mostly the local youth and visiting tourists, named as “Mountain Cleaners” bring back 35 sacks of trash comprising ... Read More »

Cleanliness Drive

A cleanliness drive is being launched in six major cities of Chhattisgarh Raipur, Bilaspur, Bhilai, Durg, Rajnandgaon and Korba under the Centre-sponsored programme. While German Technical Corp will prepare the plan for the state capital Raipur, Lucknow-based Regional Centre for ... Read More »

Seeking Public Opinion

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is planning to invite public opinion on the anti-littering law before getting it approved by the Delhi government. Under the law, fines for offences like spitting, littering and urinating in public places are likely to ... Read More »

Water Conservation

As part of its water conservation plans, the BMC will make it compulsory to install dual flush and automatic sensor toilet systems in new construction projects. The use of dual flush toilets, as opposed to a conventional one, can reduce ... Read More »

Eco-friendly Group

How to put idle time to its best use can be learned from six Mumbai based housewives. The ladies formed an environment friendly group called ‘Are you reducing, reusing, recycling?’, also known as RUR, two years ago. The group has ... Read More »

Adroit – new FM company from Chennai

Incorporated late last year, Adroit Facility Management Service, Chennai, provides premium FM services such as housekeeping, electro mechanical, pantry and guest house services to a wide range of segments. Balram J Menon, founder of AFMS, said that the housekeeping services ... Read More »

More phones than loos

In Balangir district in Orissa, dubbed the poorest in India, people have more cellphones than toilets, says a survey. This is witnessed even in the most remote and poverty-stricken villages of the district. The survey was done after a recent ... Read More »

Scheme for students

The Government of Maharashtra is planning to introduce an Environment Service Scheme (ESS) for its school and college students. If implemented, the scheme will allow students to file police complaints to stop irregularities and the police will have to take ... Read More »

A Different Campaign

The Himachal Pradesh government has chalked out a plan to actively engage the state’s folk media to strengthen its ‘total sanitation campaign’ to create sanitation facilities up to the household level in rural areas. In the next four months, 28 ... Read More »

Buzz Up!

Bollywood star Aamir Khan is going back to school, but this time for a cause. The actor, who has become very popular among school children after the release of Taare Zameen Par, is promoting cleanliness. He has been appointed as ... Read More »

Bio-waste Disposal

The Delhi government will announce new, stricter guidelines for disposal of bio-medical waste by hospitals. The decision came after the recent incident of radioactive waste ending up in Mayapuri scrap market that claimed a life, and a recent Central Pollution ... Read More »