My Hindon Initiative – Neer Foundation
NEER Foundation, based in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, was started in 2004 to manage and protect the environment and society. Since then, NEER Foundation has worked in the field of mass awareness, community action, and grassroots level activities.
As per the Uttar Pradesh Water Department, 1215.43 MLD of sewage is released from Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Budhana, Meerut, Noida and Ghaziabad, out of which, only 450 MLD is filtered and treated through city treatment and the remaining sewage is discharged into the Hindon river. To tackle this problem, the NEER Foundation launched a 15 km Hindom River cleanliness drive which involved hundreds of volunteers and officials from the local departments. Volunteers cleared unwanted plants and waste from the river which lead to a clear flow of the river and an overall rejuvenation. This was a 50-day long campaign implemented under the Nirmal Hindon Initiative.