Every small step counts especially if it is the challenge of climate change and restoration of legacy water bodies. That’s exactly what M3M Foundation has undertaken in association with Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) and Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) in village Palada under its Sankalp programme. A long standing pond fed by rains, which was almost lost is being revived and redeveloped.
Around 9.5 million liters of rainwater can be collected properly in this pond, which will help increase the groundwater level in its catchment area. The pond has been dug and given proper shape, and its further work is still going on and will be finalised soon.
The site was dedicated to service by the former Mayor of Gurugram, Madhu Azad, in the presence of Additional CEO, GMDA, Subhash Yadav, Trustee of the M3M Foundation, Dr. Payal Kanodia, President of the M3M Foundation, Dr. Aishwarya Mahajan, and other members of the Foundation on Dec 22.
Speaking about this redevelopment project, Mr. Subhash Yadav, Additional CEO of GMDA, said, “We have signed an MoU with the M3M Foundation to work together on environmental activities. We started from Darbaripur, where we worked for a biodiversity park. Additionally, today we reconstructed and renovated a pond at Palada Village and carried out a plantation along the pond bed.”
Dr. Payal Kanodia, Trustee of the M3M Foundation, said, “The M3M Foundation, along with GMDA and MCG, has made a small contribution by reviving the pond at Palda, Gurugram. This effort of the Foundation will continue under the Sankalp program. The Foundation has undertaken several programmes to bring about socio-economic transformation in rural India, and as a responsible organization, we endeavour to take forward all efforts to address environmental issues and climate change challenges.”