At DLF we believe, Mission Clean India cannot be accomplished by governments alone. Business and industry have a key role to play. In this context, DLF will strive to assume a leadership role in the corporate realm; act as a catalyst in ensuring actual implementation and delivery; create a model for others to emulate; augment government’s efforts; and create a healthy and empowered state.
For DLF Foundation specifically, a clean DLF City is a litter-free city where waste removal services are effective, proper sewage disposal practices, bins are not overflowing, construction of toilets and waste is not dumped illegally, amongst others.
The objective of the Clean City Campaign launched by DLF Foundation is to create a clean Haryana by 2019. DLF Foundation will provide sustainable waste management service solutions to address the illegal dumping challenge, create a brigade of sanitation workers, construct public toilets, have water-sewage systems that covers the entire population in DLF City.
In addition to an effective infrastructure, realising a clean city vision requires community involvement and law abiding citizens with a deep love for their city and its wellbeing. So DLF Foundation will adopt a proactive approach to the challenge, which will include educating the citizens of DLF City and school children on the importance of keeping their communities clean. An important component of the campaign will be to educate communities on the impact of littering and illegal dumping. It will also address the negative impact these unlawful practices have on the environment.
The benefits of a clean city include healthy citizens and a productive economy, flourishing business hubs – and ultimately a city that is highly attractive to investors and tourists. That’s the vision that DLF Foundation has for DLF City.
The DLF Foundation’s existing programmes such as the Village Cluster Programme which has components of cleanliness, sanitation and waste management will support the Clean City Campaign even further.
Garbage to compost: DLF-I leads way
GURGAON: More than 600 residents of Block G and H in DLF Phase I have set up a waste management system to process over 600kg of horticulture and household kitchen waste generated from the blocks.
Gurgaon’s deputy commissioner T L Satyaprakash inaugurated the composting unit on Saturday
According to the RWAs, the facility will process 300kg of horticulture waste and 300kg of kitchen waste, collected on a daily basis from the area.
Parimal Bardhan from H-Block Residential Community (HBRC) said residents would start with processing horticulture waste in the compost pit.
“From Saturday, residents will start contributing kitchen waste for processing. This way, almost 70% of waste generated in the blocks can be recycled into organic manure and it need not be sent to the landfill,” Bardhan said.
If RWAs are to be believed, the technology used for waste processing won’t use more than 800 units of electricity per month. Waste will be shredded, crushed and de-watered to be converted into organic manure by the Green Bandhu Management System. “According to an estimate, the electricity used by the compost pit will not cost more than Rs 5,000,” said Bardhan.
The manure thus produced will be sold to the residents at a nominal price so that the service provider can sustain the cost of running the system.
Welcoming the step, Sudhir Sachdeva from DLF City RWA said, “It will not only reduce waste and prevent dumping and burning of waste, but also help to improve the work of ragpickers, who generally segregate all sorts of waste, including that belonging to the hazardous variety.”
Some residents raised concern about segregation of waste at the household level. “The initiative will be successful only if RWA makes it mandatory for residents to keep colour-coded bins and segregate the waste at the household level,” a resident said on condition of anonymity.
The initiative is being managed by the RWAs of the respective blocks, HBRC, GBRC (G-Block Residential Community) and PCDG (Progressive Community Development Group), with the support of DLF Foundation and DLF City RWA.