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Yes Clean India Technology Week with four Expos is the most significant “Cleaning” event eagerly awaited, not only by the Cleaning Industry and professionals from Waste Management sector, Laundry or the emerging Car Care sector, but also from multiple connected segments seeking solutions and knowledge. Interestingly, the show is happening days after the announcement of the 2020 budget. And sure, we were all reading the fine print (also reading between lines) to know what the government is offering to keep our country clean. Getting to understand the new tax structure could probably wait?

For one, the budget promises piped water to every household in million plus cities by March 2021, the most essential step towards cleanliness and hygiene. There is an allocation of Rs11,500Cr during the next financial year for the scheme aiming to give safe drinking water across the country by 2024. Again, there is an allocation of Rs12,300Cr for Swachh Bharat Mission with a commitment to sustain the Open Defecation Free status in rural areas and special focus on solid waste collection, source segregation and processing. There is increased provision for urban sanitation as well.

Funds apart, India needs to change the way our people think, act and behave when it comes to littering, disposal of waste, personal & public hygiene or awareness creation. There is a need to change the way ‘the cleaning’ is approached from all counts. It might take time for creating the right mindset; yet individual efforts and state level initiatives continue. Like I remember reading about a sanitation worker Mahadev Jadhav working with the Pune Municipal Corporation who makes people aware about waste disposal through his parody songs while segregating garbage.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has been experimenting with having mirror boards at several spots in the city that were being used as public urinals despite repeated cleaning and warnings. Apart from messages urging the public not to dirty the spots, the mirror boards also display a QR code which once scanned by using smartphones, guides the people to the nearest public toilet in the vicinity. Most importantly, we hope the ambitious plastic ban projects by different states do not get aborted midway!

End note: While talking about procurement and supply chain, Sodexo has this interesting story to share about its vendor partner Subhada Mestry. By employing 10 equally self-willed women, she supplies chapatis to the company’s Food Services division. Says Subhada, “I started the business of supplying chapatis 12 years ago, due to loss of job and a hefty loan liability. At the beginning, I was selling 25 chapatis to a hotel. Slowly, the business grew to supplying 50, then 150 and that too, twice a day.” Later she got introduced to erstwhile Radhakrishna Hospitality Services Limited (now Sodexo). “They believed in me and gave me an opportunity to progress as an entrepreneur.”

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Mangala Chandran
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