Bengaluru faces a humongous challenge: managing its gigantic load of solid waste. It generates around 3500-4000 tonnes of waste every day. It is not just a public health issue, but also turning out to be a serious law and order issue. Nobody wants this waste to be dumped in their backyard, thus resorting to violent methods to protest. Also, with India’s urban population growing at 3-3.5% annually, the waste generated by cities is expected to increase by 5% every year.
In a Swachch Bharat Survey (2017) carried out by the Quality Council of India, which deployed 421 assessors for on-the-spot assessment of 17,500 locations in 434 cities and towns, Bengaluru has been ranked far below at 210. Many tier-II and tier-III cities have surpassed the IT capital of India. Thus, Bengaluru is in urgent need of re-engineering of its sanitation systems and suitable waste management.
Time and again, the government and various organisations have reiterated the importance of good sanitation and effective use of renewable energy. Moreover, the concept of smart cities and tremendous growth in urbanisation has created a demand for comprehensive bathrooms & kitchens, proper plumbing, and modern home automation systems.
ISH India, powered by IPA, an international trade fair, scheduled from February 22-24, 2018, at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru, caters to these major segments that contribute to the development of the country.
Over 50 companies from India and international contingents from China, France and Germany, will cover the sectors of sanitation, plumbing, kitchen & bathroom, renewable energy and home automation. The three-day fair brings some of the prominent names in the market like Ashirvad Pipes, Acquaviva India, Astral Pipes, EBARA, Finolex, Supreme Industries, Schell India, Valueline, Watertec, Precision Plastic Industries, Vernet SAS and Bradford White Water Heaters, under one roof to showcase high-end technology and innovations.
The show will display an array of advanced technologies and new products suited for the Indian market. The highlights include the launch of thermostatic mixers, a cost effective and safe thermostat that can be used in schools, hospitals, residences to control water temperatures by Acquaviva; the launch of Kessel, waste water lifting stations that can be used for waste water coming out from washing machines, showers and toilets by Nugreen; the launch of economically priced single lever divertors, wall mixers, concealed cistern, domestic pipe line water filters that has benefits like upholding boiling temperature of 120 degrees C, anti-clogging, anti-rust and so on by Watertec; Tubolit, a high quality CFC and HCFC free, silver-grey, flexible closed cell polyethylene pipe insulation especially useful for domestic heating and plumbing pipe insulation by Armacell; energy heat pumps, a heat transfer machine, which absorbs heat from air and releases it into water by Tipco; and premium quality drain channels, balcony drains, car parking drains, roof drains, shower channels, floor drains, cockroach traps and SS gratings to facilitate easy drainage of water and sludge without additional architectural modifications by Lidco.
With the success of the first edition in Noida, the upcoming edition in Bengaluru has much more in store including an exciting conference, new exhibitors and product launches. ISH India, powered by IPA, is a part of Build Fair Alliance (BFA), a consortium of co-located leading exhibition organisers in this sector.