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Clean-up Mission: Another Small Step to the transformation of the Patparganj Industrial Area

Before and after situation of street sides at Patparganj industrial area (Source: PFEA)

In continuation of the successfully conducted environment improvement drive taken up in June/July 2016 in the Patparganj Industrial Area in New Delhi, the Patparganj FIE Entrepreneurs Association (PFEA) conducted another drive for cleanliness from on 15th  to 25th October 2016. The industrial association initiated the drive strategically before Diwali to clean up the solid waste dumps from road sides and open spaces in the industrial area.

Under the overall supervision of PFEA, thirty five of the association’s active members participated in the drive. Each day, one industry was in charge of supervising the cleanliness drive. As a result, nearly 500 tonnes of garbage and waste dumps were removed. The cost of the entire drive was borne by PFEA.

As per Mr Sanjay Gaur, President of PFEA, biodegradable organic waste was collected separately this time in order to use it for composting. Compost is valuable manure which can be applied in the parks and gardens within the industrial area.

The drive motivated the industrial entrepreneurs to take a conscious decision for to keep the Patparganj Industrial Area neat and clean. As an impact of the environment improvement drive, the interest of industry association (PFEA) was sparked to take up next steps to transform another vacant plot in the industrial area into a green space with the support of DSIIDC. Also, PFEA is keen to develop a buffer zone or green belt along the adjoining polluted drain (nallah).

Testimonials

 

Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, Industrialist, Patparganj Industrial Area Secretary, PFEA

“Our Association is making great efforts in accordance with Modiji’s Swach Bharat Abhiyan. Each and every entrepreneur in our area is making his best effort to make this successful. We have pledged to continue this drive and make it a habit to keep our surrounding clean. GIZ is making good contribution in motivating and educating entrepreneurs for the drive. GIZ has taken initiative and had meetings with entrepreneurs and association. They have been constantly giving their valuable guidance for the drive, pollution reduction and making our area clean and green.”

 

 

Mr. C K Jain, Industrialist, Patparganj Industrial Area, Member, PFEA

 “Cleanliness is very important. These small steps today will help us to achieve a better environment in the future. GIZ gives us good suggestions and guidance. If we work like this our Patparganj Industrial Area will be the best industrial area in India and we expect to achieve Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD)”

 

Mr. Nandlal ,Industrialist, Patparganj Industrial Area, Member, PFEA

“We association members are very keen in making Patparganj Industrial Area into a pollution free zone. Cleanliness, plantation are very much required considering present pollution situation in Delhi. Our work till date is a good beginning but we have to do many more such work. GIZ is doing a great job by providing us with good ideas, suggestions. If we work like this, we can set a good example and can ensure a better tomorrow for our future generation.”

 

 

Mt. Prem, Tea Seller, Patparganj Industrial Area

“Previously the area was in a very filthy condition. Roads were very dusty and solid waste dumps on the road causes lots of mosquito and other insects. Dust from the roads and flies from the dump yard causes problems for us who sell food/drink on street. Now after the cleanliness drive this problem reduced. It is pretty good now.”

 

Photographs

Construction waste dumped in roadside open space

Street sweeping in process

Solid waste dumped in roadside

After removal of solid waste dump

Before

After

Source: PFEA

 

 
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Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, Industrialist, Patparganj Industrial Area Secretary, PFEA

“Our Association is making great efforts in accordance with Modiji’s Swach Bharat Abhiyan. Each and every entrepreneur in our area is making his best effort to make this successful.

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