Bringing about Positive Change
In December 2021, HCL Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Karnataka Forest Department. The MOU aims to contribute to the plantation of native species and play a critical role in engaging local stakeholders toward community-based forest conservation. In November 2021, the Swach Sarvekshan Award for India’s Cleanest Medium City (Cities with a population of 3-10 lakhs) was bagged by Noida.
This became possible due to the collaboration between the district administration and HCL Foundation’s Clean Noida campaign. HCL Foundation also took the responsibility for mass afforestation and water conservation in Lucknow in collaboration with the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) and Give Me Trees Trust in 2019. The program is called Atal Upavan, named after former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. So far, 60,000 trees have been planted and 10 water holes for water harvesting have been prepared and are functional along with two compost pits.