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The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has been implementing an ambitious agenda in the last five years: Along with economic reforms the government has built roads and created a high-profile nation-wide cleanliness drive. People who voted for him have a long list of his achievements. Figuring definitely in the list is his mandate for a clean India. Getting toilets built across the nation is one thing; what has also been felt is the increase in awareness among the facility owners and sectors like hospitality, healthcare & other areas like airports, transit stations, etc., to keep up high standards of maintenance.

Today, India has airports equal or better than many of the international airports. The word ‘sustainability’ is the core element around which these operate. Clean India Journal brings in an account of the maintenance practices at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, which has a holistic approach to sustainability covering right from cleaning standards to energy efficiency, water & waste management and being carbon neutral. Recently, the Mumbai International Airport bagged a top award from the Airport Council International for its environment Now follow us on https://www.facebook.com/CleanIndia Now follow us on https://www.linkedin.com/in/cleanindiajournal/ Now follow us on https://www.twitter.com/CleanIndiaJourn/ EDITORIAL friendly practices. Many of the Indian railway stations, metro stations and bus stations too are transforming themselves to offer clean and healthy environment.

With this emphasis on offering better customer experience, the FM industry sure is on the growth path in India as it is elsewhere in the world. We can see emerging trends like IoT and Data analytics, AI to shape workplaces, new models of integrated services and coworking.

Set by the United Nations Environment Programme, the theme for this year’s World Environment Day – June 5 – has been air pollution. India is growing more toxic with each passing year, more precisely, with each passing day. So, each day should be seen as an anti-air pollution day till we find some sort of an answer.


Mangala Chandran

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