Through the equipment rental company Quippo Construction, we have been supporting various initiatives to clean the environment. Some recent initiatives are:
With an area of three to four acres, South Bengal's largest lake for migratory birds, was gradually getting choked by hyacinth thereby reducing the advent of the migratory birds. Quippo Construction dedicated a backhoe loader free of cost for seven days, about 100 machine hours and the subsequent cleaning up resulted in the birds returning to the water body
Another water body of one acre, earlier part of the eight acre Bikramgarh Jheel (South Kolkata) was getting choked and had dried up as it was being used as a waste disposal site. This area was cleaned up by using a backhoe loader in about 70 machine hours and the water body was finally restored
As part of the Times of India's I Lead India initiative, a backhoe loader was used to clean up the Sainik Van, off East Bengal Club assisted by members of the Youth Brigade
In collaboration with SIFE SSCBS (an international not-for-profit organization), Srei - Delhi has initiated Project Akshar which aims at making optimum utilization of resources. By reusing one side used sheets that are discarded as waste by corporate and organisations, extremely affordable notebooks are being made which needy children can use. The notebooks are created by a financially backward group of deaf women in Delhi. These women, under the aegis of the Delhi Foundation for Deaf Women, have been imparted book binding skills by SIFE SSCBS, to ensure a sustainable source of income for them.
Planting trees is an effective way of countering carbon emissions from business and mitigating the harmful effect of carbon emissions. The following were the initiatives:
Viom Networks had undertaken a massive tree plantation drive in Tamil Nadu and Haryana. Tree Saplings were arranged from the Forest Department and distributed to all the clusters across the telecom tower sites in Tamil Nadu. Over 700 saplings were planted across all the districts at the sites. In Haryana, 250 trees were planted at government schools and warehouses at Ambala with the help of Drive India.
India Power planted around 1,800 saplings at the NH2 bypass near Neamatpur and ash dumping area of India Power.