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City Sanitation Plan

A report of the Urban Development Department of Orissa says that citizens of Bhabhaneshwar spend a whopping र50 lakh daily on treatment of water-borne diseases. Half the affected people are from the slums. The city has over 370 slums. The ... Read More »

Pig Free Town

The Kohima Municipal Council wants to make the town free of pigs and stray dogs with a massive cleanliness and beautification drive. Both the animals have been creating major health hazards to the people. Under the sanitation and beautification programme, ... Read More »

Samsung’s STAR programme

To address the issue of mounting electronic waste and the unfriendly recycling process that results in pollution, consumer electronics giant Samsung has launched the Samsung Takeback And Recycle (STAR) Programme enabling consumers to call their collection centres to deposit the ... Read More »

Green Temple Award

The golden temple in Vellore recently received ‘Green temple award’ from Exnora International for adopting environment-friendly procedures in all spheres of its activities. The temple generates two tonnes of solid waste materials daily (1.5 tonne of compostable waste and 0.5 ... Read More »

Garbage Free Bangalore

Taking note of the serious problems the City has been facing on account of the garbage menace, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Deputy Mayor N Dayanand announced that the Palike had planned to introduce about 30 segregation units across ... Read More »

‘Indian homes dirty’

Those who pride themselves on keeping their surroundings clean, this might come as a shocker. According to a global Hygiene Home Truths study conducted by Reckitt Benckiser across nine countries, India was rated the worst when it came to hygiene. ... Read More »

Poor disposal system at CWG

Thousands of used condoms reportedly clogged the drains of the Delhi Commonwealth Games accommodation towers at the athletes’ village after being flushed down toilets by competitors. The condoms (non biodegradable) were discovered when plumbers were called in to clear the ... Read More »

Sodexo’s Training Programme

Sodexo has developed an unique programme on basic Housekeeping for the hearing and speech impaired recently. The programme comprised of Food & Beverage Services, Etiquette, Grooming, Behavior and Customer Contact Skills. The training was conducted at Sodexo’s Center for Learning ... Read More »

A2Z to manage Kanpur waste

The Kanpur Municipal Corporation has awarded the contract for collection and transportation of municipal solid waste for Kanpur city to A2Z Infrastructure Limited for a period of 30 years. Speaking to CIJ, Vikram Singh, Municipal Commissioner of Kanpur Municipal Corporation ... Read More »

200 million clean hands

On the Global Hand Washing Day on October 15, more than 200 million schoolchildren, parents, teachers, celebrities and government officials in 80 countries lathered up during the event. The theme “more than just a day” aimed to make the simple, ... Read More »

Clean India Show is back in Delhi

More than 54 exhibitors from India and abroad will be showcasing the latest in cleaning technology at the 7th Clean India Show, the most important event in the Asian cleaning calendar, from November 24-26 at the NSIC Exhibition Complex in ... Read More »

Sanitation Conference

The Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development, organised recently a National Conference of State Ministers in-Charge of Sanitation in New Delhi on accelerating Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) in a mission mode. The main objective of the ... Read More »

Pure e-waste management plan

After Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata where initiatives have been launched for management of electronic waste through a collective effort of the stakeholders, Pune may well be the next city where a similar plan will materialise. The project aims at establishing ... Read More »

MMRDA’s e-waste project

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has appointed Deloitee Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt Ltd, an internationally renowned organisation, as consultants to give final shape to its much-awaited e-Waste Management Project in Maharashtra. The project, to be taken on public-private ... Read More »

JFSL expansion plans for 2015

Jyothy Fabric-care Service Ltd (JFSL), subsidiary of Jyothy Laboratories, is setting up at least 500 Fabric Spa stores by 2015. From washing 16,000 pieces per day for institutional clients last year, the facility now washes 25,000 pieces a day. The ... Read More »

Cleanliness Confusion At Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games has started off with a bang. By the end of 10 days, all those talks of “unclean and unhygienic facilities” at the Games Village would have disappeared. However, CIJ feels that an opportunity to showcase India’s growing ... Read More »

Plane emission killing Indians

Thousands of people in India and China are being killed as airplanes flying above North America and Europe are emitting pollutants that are poisoning the air in these Asian nations. Due to high speed winds that flow East, the air ... Read More »

More toilets for eves

Eleven more toilets are to be constructed for the exclusive use of women in Kozhikode’s Corporation area. Since there’s lack of clean toilets for women, the Ombudsman for Local Self-Government Institutions has ordered the City Corporation authorities to complete the ... Read More »

Few food inspectors

Bangalore Municipal Corporation has only six food inspectors in the health department to check around one lakh city eateries. Food inspectors are supposed to conduct regular checks to inspect how food is being cooked and ensure cleanliness both inside and ... Read More »

No loos, no school

Lack of toilets in primary and upper primary schools under Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) has been reflecting on the enrolment and drop-out rate of girl students in Orissa’s Sambalpur district. Around 55% of schools in the district are without toilets ... Read More »