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Cost-effective fuel for kitchen from waste

The subject of solid and liquid waste management has remained neglected in India, mainly on account of lack of priority to the subject. Paucity of funds, lack of technical knowhow, inadequate human resources, and apathy of citizens to maintain cleanliness ... Read More »

Startups on Waste Management

Over 75% of the waste generated is recyclable but in India, just 30% is recycled. It is time for the nation to wake up and start taking waste management seriously because if this issue is ignored any further then by ... Read More »

Pre-monsoon Preparations

Monsoons have always been a period subjected to contamination and infection. In many cases, organisations learning from the previous experiences, gear up well in advance with appropriate trouble shooting and back up plans. Before the rainy season starts, the prepping ... Read More »

Hi-tech waste management units in Bangalore

With systems and quality support by Sweep Smart, a Netherlands based organisation, a dry-waste management centre in Rajajinagar and the dry waste management unit of the Electronic City Industrial Township Authority (ELCITA) have upgraded their waste management processes thereby taking ... Read More »

Round Table Conference on City Cleaning

The participants included Dr B. Janardhan Reddy, Municipal Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation; P. Poornachandra Rao, Joint Director 2, Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, Government of Andhra Pradesh; P. Seshadri, Managing Director & CEO, ODC Standards Certifications (India) Pvt. ... Read More »

Swachh campaign focus on national treasures

In an endeavour to widen the scope and awareness about Swachh Bharat Mission among the citizens and communities, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has decided to organise its thematic Swachh campaign in National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, ... Read More »

New tax facilitating Udipi, Mangaluru SWM

Poor waste disposal management is pushing some of the Indian cities face a waste management crisis. After conducting repeated segregation awareness programmes, two of the municipal corporations in Karnataka have cracked the problem by imposing tax for door-to-door waste collection ... Read More »

New tax facilitating Udipi, Mangaluru SWM

Poor waste disposal management is pushing some of the Indian cities face a waste management crisis. After conducting repeated segregation awareness programmes, two of the municipal corporations in Karnataka have cracked the problem by imposing tax for door-to- door waste ... Read More »

Emerging Mega Food Parks in India

India is on the fast track as the Government embarks on the various developmental programmes including Smart cities and industrial & connectivity infrastructure. Figuring among the projects for industries is the creation of Mega Food Parks. With five of the ... Read More »

Biocon Making India a better place!

Post our Prime Minister’s “build toilet” initiative, CSR programmes by many organisations are getting limited to constructing community / school toilets. Narendra Modi has raised a very, very important issue for the country and that is making India Open Defecation ... Read More »

Centre issues fresh guidelines for hospitality sector

Ministry of Tourism has issued fresh guidelines for sewage treatment plant, waste management system and rainwater harvesting system in hotels and guesthouses. The new guidelines will cover all starred hotels, heritage hotels and guesthouses. For starred hotels sewage treatment plant, ... Read More »

Smart Cleaning

Energy management for cleaning vehicles A major challenge is to cope with the dirt in megacities. For this purpose, there is municipal technology such as sweepers that absorb large amounts of dirt or absorb impurities easily even on blocked areas or ... Read More »

Drone to Monitor Landfills

UK’s Environment Agency (EA) and the University of Manchester are experimenting with a drone to monitor the gaseous emissions from 200 landfill sites across Britain. The agency will use a drone fitted with gas sensors to monitor the gases produced ... Read More »

Addressing the “Garbage”

Garbage scenario According to Earth Energy Center, Columbia University, cities in west region of India generate more of garbage than the eastern cities. Per capita waste generated in Manipur is 220gm/day and in Goa it is 620gm/day. Average per capita ... Read More »

Starting Young

While most engineering students in the country nurture dreams of wellpaid corporate jobs and upwardly mobile lifestyles, two enterprising students from Coimbatore decided to walk down a different road. Twenty-three-year-old Saran Raj, along with his classmate C. Prashanth, decided instead ... Read More »

Handicrafts from Waste

Pune based social enterprises eCoexist and Studio Alternatives recently launched a pilot project to produce handicrafts from waste materials like thermocol, plastic bags below 50 microns and aluminium food packets. As part of ‘Green Idea’ scheme supported by State government, ... Read More »

Towards ‘Swachh Hotels’ Crafting a new vision

“Finding a holistic waste management solution for the Indian hospitality sector“  Today we are staring at challenges which require asking heretical questions: What if… Water supplies are cut by half Water tankers are not available The government announces that in ... Read More »

Clean India Conference

Hosted by Clean India, the 12th Clean India Conference 2015, held during the Clean India Show on April 16 and 17, at the Brilliant Convention Centre Indore, brought together over 100 delegates from across the country. Company proprietors, waste management ... Read More »

Better Bins for Better Management

Maintaining cleanliness in the city and ensuring organised garbage management are challenging. At the same time, when garbage is thrown around the dust bin rather than inside it, the challenge gets magnified. Speaking to Clean India Journal, in an exclusive ... Read More »