GRP Gurgaon Rejuvenation

DLF Foundation is a philanthropic arm of DLF Limited, has conceived the project termed as ‘Gurugram Rejuvenation Project’ which deals with the following domains:

  1. Sustainable Urban Mobility
  2. Road Safety
  3. Air Quality Monitoring and Data Assessment 
  4. Solid and Liquid Waste Management
  5. Ensuring safe drinking water facility in rural and urban areas
  6. Wetland Regeneration and Transformation of the Najafgarh Water Basin.

Transformation of Najafgarh Basin

With Gurgaon’s growing population over a decade, ecological pressure has increase with the urban sprawl. GRP has collaborated with various private and public organizations and stakeholders. One of the key highlight was the launch of white paper on ‘Transformation of Najafgarh Basin’ on 14th December 2017. Prior to the launch of the white paper, workshop was organized in August, 2017 which brought multiple stakeholders, research organizations and corporate to formulate wetland conservation and regeneration strategy of the identified area.

Sustainable Mobility

Amidst various identified issues, Public Transport and Safety/Security is one the major challenges in Gurugram. Various mass transit systems have been operational past few years, but haven’t achieved optimal efficiency. In order to address the problem of universal access and last mile connectivity, DLF Foundation in collaboration with more than 8 corporate offices, research organization, RWA and Government Authorities organized a workshop on ‘Building Lives by Ensuring Sustainable Mobility’. One of the key aspect of the conference was the signing of the two MoUs with ABInBev and Mobike. The foundation promises to work within the domains of road safety and last mile connectivity with the firms respectively. Project strategies are being made with respect to last mile connectivity and road safety issues, along with identification of hot spots in the city.

Air Quality Monitoring

AQ Monitors have been installed with Atlanta Healthcare in four phases of the DLF City, Gurugram, to promote low carbon mobility and monitor the AQ in the identified areas.

Waste Management

In order to deploy decentralized liquid and solid waste management strategies DLF Foundation has been working with the close coordination with the RWA and Green Bandhu. As part of the pilot project, Green Bandhu has implemented the system inresidential part of DLF Phase I.  

Biodiversity mapping of Magnolias and Nearby Areas of DLF City, Gurugram

BNHS with support of DLF foundation is actively involved in numerous projects to greatly impact the bio diversity of the city. The vision is to conduct baselines surveys around the city to get a basic idea on species diversity of plants, birds, mammals and butterflies. The ongoing study will be part of a multi pronged approach targeting local sites and dynamically enhancing their eco system services.

The project includes:

  1. Setting up of the native plant nursery, used to treat sewage water and dry organic city waste for composting.
  2. Development of local butterfly parks and conservatories to directly impact the number of butterflies seen around the city.
  3. Transformation of the nallahs of the city  into biodiversity parks and walkways to involve citizens in everyday conservation

This plan is holistic and is an integrated approach to conservation, will result in a bio smart city and a greener city.

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Presentations on Gurugram Rejuvenation Project
by Col Prakash  Tewari (Retd)
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