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Mechanised cleaning for Manmad depot

Central Railway at Manmad is planning to outsource dry sweeping, cleaning and watering of train at Manmad Depot for a period of three years. The contractor will clean 70080 coaches within this stipulated period. Parivesh Sahu from DRM Office, Central ... Read More »

New ‘two flies’ rule for Beijing toilets

To improve the Chinese capital’s unpleasant public lavatories, the Beijing Municipal Commission of City Administration and Environment has introduced new regulations for public lavatories stipulating that they should contain no more than two flies. The new rules also include standards ... Read More »

Vijayawada on disposal of solid waste

Municipal Commissioner G. Ravibabu, Vijayawada has instructed the officers concerned to prepare a plan for the removal of municipal solid waste as per the rules. Several unique problems and implementation of the rules related to maintaining sanitation and cleanliness in ... Read More »

Fighting dengue

An integrated sanitation plan to combat dengue has been chalked out for implementation in all panchayats, town panchayats and municipalities of Nagapattinam district. The measures include mass cleanliness drive, tyre removal campaign throughout the district, cleaning of sumps and OHTs, ... Read More »

Clean celebrations

Lakhs of devotees thronged the ghats of Varanasi to a take holy dip in the river on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra last month. Besides the traditional celebration of the festival with cultural programmes, the Ganga Sewa Nidhi also organised ... Read More »

Noida moves against pests

The sanitation department has been given strict instructions to ensure that Noida turns spotlessly clean. The health department has started a campaign to make Noida less susceptible to the outbreak of vector borne diseases like dengue and malaria. For that, ... Read More »

Sanitation woes

Emphasising the medically proven links between malnutrition and sanitation, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has sought the Prime Minister’s support in sustaining a hike in the 12th Five Year Plan’s allocation for drinking water and sanitation. A key cause ... Read More »

Kharagpur to outsource railway cleaning

The Kharagpur division of South Eastern Railway at Santragachi is planning to outsource on-board cleaning and hygiene of nine trains for a period of one year. Speaking to sources at SE Railway, the official said that the work pertains to ... Read More »

Sowing the seeds for sanitation

In order to revamp poor sanitation facilities, women in Kanpur have teamed up with Water Aid and Shramik Bharti to build and maintain community toilets. Under this project, they will be conducting training programmes in mobilisation, campaign and grievance redressal ... Read More »

Professional cleaning yet to take off in Indian Bakeries

Though automation in production processes has evolved in the bakeries in terms of ovens and other sophisticated equipment, automation in cleaning is yet to take off. Inadequate infrastructure, high investment required for equipment & space, labour intensive processes and lack of awareness about FSSAI Act amongst the baker community are the main issues, reports Shardul Nautiyal. Read More »

Delivering The right fragrance

In an innovative move to provide eco-friendly solutions for indoor air-quality, UAE based Fragrance Delivery Technologies Ltd, a new entrant in the Cleaning Industry, has launched an “Oxy-Gen powered” clean technology in the air-care range. Viva!e is the second generation environment-friendly air-freshening system and the latest model in the world’s first continuous fragrance and odour control delivery system, says Hydros Jassenu, MP of FDT. Read More »

Meghe Group looking for cleaning solutions

Nagpur based Meghe Group of Institutions, a network of educational institutes in various disciplines, is planning to introduce mechanised cleaning in its premises. Speaking to Clean India Journal, Madhuri Ravetkar, HOD-Architecture & Planning at Meghe Group said, “With more and ... Read More »

Quilon station goes for mechanised cleaning

Southern Railway plans to adopt mechanised cleaning at the Quilon railway station (Thiruvananthapuram Division) by outsourcing services to a cleaning company for a period of two years. Speaking to Clean India Journal, Dr VN Mathur, Chief Medical Superintendent- Thiruvananthapuram division ... Read More »

Railway’s Cleanliness Initiative

The Railways will have to take steps to improve catering services and the level of cleanliness on moving trains, the Railway Board Chairman Vinay Mittal told officials of South Eastern Railway and metro railway in Kolkata. These directions come at ... Read More »

Clean-up Act

The Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) recently bagged award for being one of the best sanitised cities in Maharashtra. However, the health department officials seem to have little time to initiate cleanliness measures for the twin-city. Heaps of garbage lying on ... Read More »

Well-designed School Restrooms Help Maintenance

“School restrooms that are thoughtfully designed and equipment & fixtures carefully selected are in a better position to provide safer, cleaner and more user-friendly restroom facilities,” says Prashant Muley, Principal of Podar International School at Aurangabad. Speaking to Clean India ... Read More »

Campaign Clean India: A holistic approach to cleaning

If the enthusiasm and commitment of the Minister of Tourism, Subodh Kant Sahai to make select tourism destinations in India clean & hygienic bears fruit, 2012 will definitely be the “Year of India” as envisaged by him. In an exclusive interview with Clean India Journal’s Jayaraman Nair and Mangala Chandran, the Minister explains how focusing on the upkeep of tourist destinations and the approach to those at the grassroots level would be the prime objective of Campaign Clean India. The Campaign to be launched in April this year will aim to double the number of inbound tourists to India from the present five million to 10 million by the end of 2016, which would be one per cent of all global travellers visiting India. He is also open to suggestions and road maps from Clean India Journal. Read More »

Special cleaning cell for Pune Station

The Railway Budget of 2012-13 has included the formation of a special cleaning body to take care of in the trains and the stations. In a recent press note, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi admitted that the standards of cleanliness at ... Read More »

Hot air to keep rodents away

Among the various passenger amenities introduced by the Central Railway to ensure cleanliness and maintenance in its coaches, is also the new hot air technology which will be used to disinfect the AC coaches. The hot air technology will deal ... Read More »