HCL Foundation’s My Clean City Program
In a significant step towards fostering sustainable urban living, HCL Foundation, the driving force behind HCL Technologies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda in India, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority. The partnership aims to revolutionize waste management practices in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. HCL Foundation will employ a circular economy approach through its My Clean City program, collaborating with informal waste collectors to boost their livelihoods and enhance waste value through better segregation and recycling methods. This transformative initiative seeks to make Greater Noida a cleaner and litter-free city.
Noida’s Remarkable Transformation
Noida has already made remarkable progress in terms of cleanliness. Over the past five years, the city has significantly improved its cleanliness parameters. From its 2018 Swachh Survekshan ranking of 324, Noida has surged to the 11th position in 2022, earning the coveted title of a ‘Self-sustainable City’ in the same year. This remarkable transformation highlights the city’s dedication to maintaining a cleaner and more sustainable environment.
The My Clean City Program’s Key Achievements
Under the My Clean City program, the HCL Foundation has introduced a range of initiatives that exemplify sustainable waste management practices. These achievements include the deployment of hydraulic e-loaders and specialized drain cleaning carts, the establishing of biogas facilities, successfully reducing single-use plastics in local markets, and forming the Clean Noida Volunteer Club. One particularly noteworthy accomplishment is the creation of captivating wall paintings covering 226,000 square feet across the city. These vibrant murals enhance the city’s visual appeal and convey essential messages about hygiene and cleanliness to the community.
Conclusion and Future Prospects
The partnership between the HCL Foundation and the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority heralds a promising future for waste management in Greater Noida. With a commitment to sustainable practices and community engagement, this initiative strives to create a waste-free and environmentally responsible city. Noida’s exemplary journey toward cleanliness inspires me, and the My Clean City program’s impressive achievements showcase the potential for positive change. Greater Noida aims to set a national standard for responsible waste management as the collaboration progresses, contributing to the broader vision of cleaner and greener cities across India. Together, they are pioneering the way towards a sustainable and litter-free future.
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