Mr. PK Joseph Director CSR Programmes Putting Forth His Views

Diverse stakeholders come together on common platform to lay sustainable cities roadmap

Diverse stakeholders came together on a common platform to discuss and deliberate on the issues of road safety and Transportation Systems that would contribute to paving the way for creating sustainable cities. The conference titled ‘Sustainable Cities -Strengthening Road Safety and Transport Systems’hosted by DLF Foundation in association with UN Global Compact Network and Fleet Forum also identified gaps in road safety and aimed to address the issue in a holistic manner.

Inauguration Of Community Water Treatment Centre By Shri Rao Narbir Singh And Along With DLF Foundation Officials

Teekli Village, Gurugram gets Community Water Treatment System, Crematorium and Mobile Medicare Unit

 

-Haryana PWD Minister Shri Rao Narbir Singh inaugurates Community Water Treatment System and Mobile Medicare Unit

-An initiative of DLF Foundation under Model Village Project

Haryana PWD Minister Shri Rao Narbir Singh inaugurated Community Water Treatment System. He also took a tour of the newly constructed village crematorium and the other village infrastructure projects being developed under the Model Village Project of DLF Foundation.

Shri Rao Narbir Singh said: “I appreciate these noble initiatives of DLF Foundation. Since most of the diseases are caused by contaminated water, Community Water Treatment System will go a long way in minimizing the incidence of waterborne diseases.”

He further said that a community centre will be constructed very soon in the village and that the present government of Haryana is working relentlessly to bring about development in Gurugram.

The Community Water Treatment System installed by DLF Foundation aims to provide safe and clean drinking water for human and animal consumption. Consisting of UF -4500 LPH, the system will provide containerized drinking water purification. The water purification plant fixed inside a container is custom built and imported from China while rests of the accessories have been sourced locally.

The establishment of the crematorium is another initiative of DLF Foundation undertaken at the request of village panchayat. The construction of a water tank, landscaping and PCC Flooring of the waiting area have also been undertaken.

A Primary Medicare Unit set up by the DLF Foundation to provide medical consultancy and free medicines has also been inaugurated in Teekli. As part of this initiative, DLF Foundation has provided a mobile medical van to provide support to the Doctors and the medical team to move around the village and provide medical consultancy services.

“We, at DLF Foundation have always emphasized on empowering communities by uplifting them. These initiatives will go a long way in contributing to the overall well-being of the village community. The Model Village Project of DLF Foundation aims at holistic development of villages through multi-stakeholder engagement and sustainable outcomes,” said Dr. Vinay Sahni, CEO, DLF Foundation.

“We are grateful to DLF Foundation for undertaking these commendable initiatives. Teekli has been lagging behind on several parameters but the situation is set to change now with the support of DLF Foundation,” said Raveena Devi, village sarpanch.

Through the Model Village Project, DLF Foundation proposes to set a benchmark for social and economic development model in rural locations of Gurgaon. The aim of the project is to improve the overall development indicators of the Tikli village so as to uplift the overall quality of life of the community. DLF Foundation has evolved its own set of parameters which are based on detailed assessment and review of government programmes for creating a Model Village. The project has incorporated several initiatives incorporating education, livelihood, healthcare, skill development, waste management and village leadership development. 

Air Quality Monitoring Installed By DLF Foundation Cyber City

Gurugram gets four Air Quality Monitors

Gurugram: The government’s efforts to control air pollution got a shot in the arm with the installation of four Air Quality Monitors across four locations of Gurugram. Under the initiative of DLF Foundation, four Air Quality Monitors have been installed in DLF Phase 1-5. Equipped with highly advanced technology, these smart devices can measure PM 2.5 along with temperature, humidity on 24*7 bases and transmit real-time data through the cloud. The move will help get deeper insights into patterns of air pollution across different locations in Gurugram, identify trends that lead to higher pollution in certain areas and also understand localized impact and cause of pollution.

DLF Air Quality Index would be released at periodically. In the next phase, DLF Foundation plans to extend the air quality monitoring to more zones in Gurugram towards making DLF Air Quality index an effective tool in combating pollution at a citywide and localized level.

“The move is our first yet vital towards ensuring better air quality to the citizens of Gurugram. Air pollution is a major health hazard especially in Delhi-NCR and this step encourage efforts to improve the air quality in Gurugram,” said Col. Prakash Tewari, Executive Director, DLF Foundation.

Findings

  • According to the data from Air Quality Monitor, sustained level of ground pollution in Gurugram even during monsoon / rain period. Even on days when the air quality is satisfactory it towards the higher end of the range [51-100]. Caution one needs to take while looking at this data is the fact that this is hourly average, which means that one is breathing this level of pollution through the day and the exposure is NOT limited to few hours in a day.

 2)   Across the Air Quality monitors, one observed that the trend of movement of pollution across the zones is similar. i.e. when the pollution levels go up, they go up across each of the areas and similarly when it comes down it comes down across all monitors. However, at a point in time there is upto 30-35% variance in the readings across the zones.

  • If one looks at the hourly data from each of the monitors, one does see certain local peaks being formed in specific areas due to some local pollution factor and also trends in terms of time of the day when the pollution levels are high. DLF is now studying these trends to link it to reasons that possibly is leading to these peaks at specific time of the day and then working on a solution to tackle the same
  • While it is early days but DLF has taken the right step in addressing the concern around pollution. DLF has already started working on 2 critical aspects of root causes – vehicular pollution and diesel gensets. As next phase to this initiative, DLF now plans to extend the air quality monitoring to more zones in Gurugram towards making DLF Air Quality index an effective tool in combating pollution at a City wide and localised level.

Taking into account that diesel exhaust, which is carcinogenic, is a major contributor to PM10 and PM2.5 emissions, DLF Foundation is working with technical institutes like IIT to implement practical solutions to mitigate this effect. It along with stakeholders has also initiated a multi-pronged approach towards attacking each of these problems in a systematic way focusing on short-term and long-term projects. 

Air pollution has assumed concerns worldwide and has been linked to incidence of respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis and lung cancer.  As per the WHO’s latest report of 2016, 13 of the top 20 most polluted cities in the world are from India. A recent report mentioned that the National Capital Region residents are losing out on almost 6 years of life because of the dangerous air pollution levels. If WHO standards were met in NCR, people would live nine years longer.

Despite the Supreme Court’s ban on crackers, this Diwali, air quality in Gurugram deteriorated over five times during the Diwali night. According to Haryana State Pollution Control Board, the Air Quality Index (AQI) value for 24 hours Thursday-Friday in Gurgaon was 365 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3), which falls into the category of ‘very poor.’

 

 

M3M Boost For Gurugrams Green Cover

M3M boost for Gurugram’s Green Cover

India’s leading developer, M3M Group, has launched a massive tree plantation drive in Gurugram. Under the ambitious project, the real estate major in a period of one year aims at planting more than 14,000 tress in and around its project sites. Of the total proposed, 8,000 saplings have already been planted over the last eight months. The Group is known for playing an active role towards contributing to sustainable development of society as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.