The Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the charitable arm of Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), has opened a waste treatment plant in Gurugram. The initiative was carried out in partnership with the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram, the Haryana State CSR Trust, and Saahas, a well-known NGO. In addition, HMIF launched a waterbody revitalization project in Gurugram area in partnership with GuruJal Society. Shri. Nishant Kumar Yadav (IAS), Deputy Commissioner, Gurugram, dedicated the projects.
Nishant Kumar Yadav (IAS), Deputy Commissioner, Gurugram, said during the inauguration, “We laud efforts made by Hyundai Motor India Foundation to assist Haryana Government in achieving a sustainable and clean future for the state.” These projects also contribute to the administration’s goal of making Gurugram a “Swach & Smart City.” Programs like the ‘Eco-Gram’ Waste Management Program and the Pond Restoration Program are critical in helping India achieve its net carbon neutrality targets by 2070.”
Mr. Puneet Anand, AVP & Vertical Head, Corporate Affairs, HMIL, remarked of the launch, “Under Hyundai’s global vision of ‘Progress for Humanity,’ the Hyundai Motor India Foundation aims to develop a sustainable and conducive environment.” The ‘Eco-Gram’ initiative was conceived as a novel approach to the city’s waste-management program. This program is an important step toward lowering carbon emissions in the metropolitan area. With this program, we hope to alleviate trash management issues while also reducing waste dumping and burning. Furthermore, as a byproduct, bio-gas is created and turned into a renewable source of electricity. Ecogram is a self-sustaining concept and a social change transforming element that aims to make the city a role model in community garbage management for other Indian cities.
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Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Circular Economy Support
India intends to develop a circular economy in order to reduce carbon intensity as a percentage of GDP by less than 45% by 2030. Optimal waste management will be critical in supporting India’s objectives. Approximately 90% of Gurugram’s wet waste is disposed of in landfills and burned, resulting in GHG emissions (CH4, CO2, etc.).
The Ecogram project will implement huge solid waste management in order to reduce carbon footprint, transportation emissions, and GHG emissions.
By building a sustainable system, the program will create a paradigm shift in Gurugram’s environmental improvement by including RWAs, MCG, NGO Saahas, and trash workers.
A Multidimensional Social Transformation
By incorporating trash employees into the system, the Ecogram project will promote a formal framework for garbage workers. It will serve as a model for alternative methods of processing bulk garbage, preventing landfills from becoming overburdened.