DLF Foundation Continues to Build a Clean and Green Ecosystem
INDIACSR News Network
GURGAON: With an agenda of protecting the environment, DLF Foundation, philanthropic arm of DLF Limited, has inaugurated a Solid Waste Management unit in Hasanpur village, Gurgaon. The occasion was graced by Pankaj, ADC, Gurgaon and Ambassador Prem Singh, Advisor, DLF Foundation. Keeping up with their commitment towards their corporate social responsibility efforts, this is yet again a major initiative taken up by the foundation.
DLF Foundation has always believed in educating and uplifting the underprivileged to work towards a better tomorrow. In sync with the priority areas of development- social, economic, environment, health, and education, DLF Foundation has undertaken the Cluster Village Development Program in 10 Villages of Gurgaon. Being the philanthropic arm of DLF Limited, the premier real estate promoters and builders, DLF Foundation has embarked on a journey to develop our economy and contribute to the well being of the society.
The Solid Waste Management project is a novel way to engage villagers to dispose off their waste in a sanitised manner. Also with such projects around villagers are motivated to segregate the dry (plastic, glass and the like) and the wet (kitchen and vegetable waste) waste in their homes and keep dustbins.
The message being given out by the project is – Garbage can also be put to use if disposed properly. Following this garbage collection carts shall bring this waste to the waste management centre and it will be segregated thereafter. Biodegradable waste will be collected daily and be disposed of either by feeding it off to cattle’s or by composting. The compost collected would be given to the villagers by the Panchayat at subsidised rates for various usages. The money raised would then get deposited in the Panchayat fund, to be used for development of the area. Households would also be given a modest sanitation fee by the village Panchayat to give them a sense of ownership and oblige them to participate in the project.
A similar solid waste management project was successfully implemented in Shikopur Village and would also be replicated in the adjoining villages. DLF Foundation has always been in the forefront to provide healthy surroundings and undertaken efforts which serve for the well being of the society.
DLF Foundation was established in 2008 as the philanthropic arm of DLF Limited as a charitable organization, under the direct patronage of Mr. K.P. Singh, the Chairman of the DLF Group. The Foundation’s mission is to empower communities and create opportunities for the underprivileged by promoting inclusive growth which is holistic, sustainable and socially uplifting. They have launched a number of major programs in this regards. The main ones being: Skill a Million, Nurturing Talent and Cluster Development programmes. Skill a Million Programme which aims to train and get employment for One Million underprivileged youth in next 10 years. Nurturing Talent Programme is a major educational initiative which aims to handhold underprivileged children from Class 6 standard right upto Professional colleges. DLF Foundation’s recently launched Cluster Development Programme aims to provide community development facilities in a cluster of villages in selected areas in the country.