India’s   premier   magazine   for   cleaner   cities
vol 2, issue 6
e-Newsletter June 2014
Every citizen has a stake in urban sanitation. For this everyone has got to be involved
Filth covers Mumbai shores
What goes in comes out: The recent, sudden high tides combined with strong winds in Mumbai had the sea expelling all its waste. Was it nature’s wake-up call?

The beach city was recently in the news for the unusual high-tides that hit its shores. According to a senior civic official, there were complaints about filth from the sea-facing areas and soon the solid waste management (SWM) department swung into action. Surprisingly, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) removed 64 tonnes of floating refuse that entered the seafronts. Areas like Dadar and Mahim were found to be the filthi..

more »
She toilets in Chennai by this year end
To tackle female hygiene issues and lead access to sanitation in the city - the Chennai Corporation has been planning to set up ‘She toilets’ for women in 348 locations, which will be opened by the end of the year. These 348 locations include bus stands, markets and open spaces. The news comes as a relief t...
more »
Designer gets thrashed for stopping litterbugs

A 44-year old designer, Vistasp Kharas was assaulted in Mumbai by two youngsters in their mid- twenties when they were asked not to litter on the road. The incident took place when one of the accused threw a soft drink can on the road while they were in their BMW waiting at a signal. The victim, Kharas, who was in h...

more »
Bangalore gets a garbage commissioner
The Karnataka government has announced the appointment of IAS officer, Darpan Jain as special commissioner in charge of solid waste management in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike. The decision was taken to counter the garbage mess the city is witnessing. Jain’s services have been put at the disposal of th...
more »
Netherlands-Himachal Pradesh to work together
According to a state minister, the Himachal Pradesh Government will be soon working in collaboration with the Netherlands for preparing plans to deal with urban development issues. According to State Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma, the state would seek technical know-how from Netherlands for important sectors...
more »
Watertech India 2014.
Venue: New Delhi
Date: September 10-12
IFAT India 2014.
Venue: Mumbai
Date: October 9-11
Matt Damon
Hollywood Celebrity and Co- Founder,

"The world's one invention that has saved most lives in the history of humankind is the toilet."














All Rights Reserved - Urban Sanitation E-mail ID:      Website: