Exclusively on the lines of its vision – to serve the society with an equal emphasis on quality and environment, an IFFCO project has been awarded
23 January 2018
MatriKiran’s 7th Birthday was recently celebrated at MatriKiran High School. The theme selected for the celebration was ‘New Years in India’. The entire school looked vibrant with decorations, installations and artistic expressions. The colorful rangolis, installations made from recycled materials, artifacts pertaining to different states, larger than life strolls depicting the landscapes of various Indian states, a child’s portrait made out of a collage with students’ art works and the glow of the oil lamps were the highlights of the decor.
Gurugram: Transportation facility at DLF Gardencity has got a shot in the arm with the availability of subsidized shuttle service for residents. Currently, there are two buses plying between DLF Gardencity and major routes of the city. The timings and frequency of the service have been devised so as to cater to a large number of residents.
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.
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.
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.’
-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.
Indian School of Hospitality (ISH), a hospitality education venture promoted by Dilip Puri, Founder & CEO, ISH (and former Managing Director and Regional Vice President of Starwood Hotels and Resorts South Asia) has announced its association with Vatika Hospitality to develop India's first Indian School of Hospitality. Currently, under development, the campus is located at the commercial complex of Vatika India Next, Sector 83, New Gurgaon.
In a bid to ensure the overall well-being of the community, DLF Foundation organized a multi-specialty health camp at Village Bada near Nawada Fathepur, Gurugram. Held in collaboration with Institute for Global Development, New Delhi, the camp witnessed over 300 people being screened for various diseases. Besides the general health checkup, the community was provided the services of Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, General Physician, Paediatrician OPD, Eye testing and Dental OPD. The objective of the initiative launched under Project Aarogyam was to provide regular qualitative primary health services in the Project area.
Keeping the spirit of cricket season alive, DLF Gardencity hosted atwo-day cricket extravaganza on the weekend.DLF Gardencity Cricket Tournament,heldin Sector 86, Gurugram, saw enthusiastic participation from residents of all age groups. Spectators turned up in large numbers to cheer for their favorite team.
Afierce competition was witnessed amongst six teams namely NTH 86 Eagles, Drug Runners 86, NTH 90 Young Bulls, NTH 91 Warriors, NTH 91 Juniors and NTH 90 Bulls. NTH 90 Bulls emerged victorious in a closely contested 15-over final match against NTH 86 Eagles. NTH 86 Eagles had earlier set a target of 148 runs in 15 overs which NTH 90 Bulls achieved in the last over.
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.