Small changes can go a long way in making a big difference when working to reduce the environmental footprint.
At Sumadhura Foundation we are working to do our bit to the environment, with promoting practices that safeguards our environment by investing in programs that help reduce waste creation, resurrecting water bodies, infrastructural support for reducing water pollution, water reuse and recycling projects, contribution to urban green spaces, work on appropriate waste disposal, utilization, recycling, upcycling etc.
Year: April 2022 till March 2025
Where: Kadugodi Bridge to Hope form Junction Metro Station(No. BP – 437 to Pier No. BP – 503 )
Beautification of Bangalore Metro along with green cover: with the inception of the beautification of Bangalore metro and to provide a feel-good atmosphere to all white field people Sumadhura has taken up this Metro pillar painting work and Median landscape work from number BP 437 to pillar number BP 503, from kadugodi bridge to Hope form junction metro station almost a stretch of 4 km… This work has been taken directly under Sumadhura CSR funds.
All the beautification pillar painting and beautiful flower concept-based artwork around the pillar is completed along with A lush green cover plantation on medians.
An MoU with BMRCL is signed for the maintenance duration of April 2022 till March 2025. This is the vision of the Sumadhura Group towards community development and a sustainable environment and to keep up the good work.
Landscape for a lifestyle – In line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – 8, 9, 11
- The attempt to restore the greenery through landscaping activities and attempt to ensure road safety for the metro suburban travelers.
- Provide travelers with facilities that make their journey pleasant and reminiscing.
Kadugodi Tree Park:
Year: April 2021 to March 2024.
Where: Kadugodi Tree Park(48, Whitefield Main Rd, near hope farm signal, opposite to Prashanth layout, Mahadevapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048)
Breathing zone created & maintained by Sumadhura for Whitefield communities by developing 22 acres forest front portion landscaping along with a beautiful artificial hill water fountain and landscaping at the entrance gate.
Other corporate of white filed provided an entrance gate and open gym for the visitors making the park complete and people enjoy every morning and evening along with their kids.
Park was inaugurated by former CM Mr. Yeddyurappa in April 2021. Sumadhura also extended the support by making an MOU with the forest dept for three years of maintenance starting from April 2021 to March 2024.
The statement of Breathing zone opts for the park when we look at the No. of visitors increasing month by month which gives fruitful results of good maintenance of the Sumadhura group.
The Forest Dept has been a supporting pillar in the entire course of management and conservational activities. We appreciate the Volunteers who contributed their best efforts to save the environment – in and around Whitefield
We wish to continue our endeavor to save the environment. This will in turn add immense value to the conservation efforts and the overall credibility of our CSR activities.
- Around 5000 families with their children visit the park – increasing the footfall to a greater number.
- Approximately 1606 children are visiting the park along with their parents – this is enhancing the word of mouth about Tree park.
- To ensure the safety of the visitors and vehicles – all arrangements are made for the public.
- Creating a green, breathing zone and forest-friendly atmosphere for nearby Whitefield residents.
- Health and Happiness across all the communities.
In line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – 4, 6
Sumadhura Bio Shakthi Plant:
Year: Established in the year 2018
Where: Bio Shakti Plant Doddabbanahalli
Sumadhura Group is putting its best efforts to transform Bangalore City to Garden City. The Onus of bringing back the glorious heritage of the City is behest on the Sumadhura Group – which leaves no stone unturned to make an honest effort to see the change on the ground.
As a responsible builder in Whitefield, Sumadhura has taken a challenging and extended task to process the wet waste of around 15 to 18 Sumadhura residential communities in a 3-ton capacity Bio shakti plant @ Doddabbanahalli, where we process all the wet waste collected from residential apartments into Bio-gas and then converted into Energy as an attempt to conserve the environment and give back to the nature.Read More..
- Many school children came across to visit the Sumadhura Bio-Shakti plant to get motivated and to know the wet waste processing. Sumadhura Bio Shakthi plant team always welcome them and gives awareness of waste segregation guidelines and the importance of recycling and proper waste management by making future generation ready and conscious of the environment.
- Preventing the disposal of waste into the lakes and other empty spaces. Ensuring proper waste segregation and collection is important for the future.
- Reducing carbon footprint to a great extent – Become Carbon neutral.
- Generating Green power and using the same for construction activities as well.
In line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – 7, 11, 13
Seed Ball Campaign
Where: Seed ball making at Sumadhura Projects. Dispersal location – Makali Durga forest range, Bangalore.
To organise a seed ball campaign -(making & dispersal), engaging Sumadhura employees and residents from Sumadhura communities.
During monsoon, Sumadhura Foundation along with the employees and the nearby communities took up a seed ball programme and spread 15000 seed balls in Makali Durga Forest Range along with the support of the forest Department.Read More..
The process involves making a small ball-sized mixture of clay, seeds and compost, and scattering it in suitable places for the seeds to germinate and grow into trees. The composition of seed balls makes it self-sustainable and favourable for germination in most environments.
Good quality seed balls, community engagement, regenerate green cover.
Seed ball is one of the many initiatives to improve green cover and is widely used for ecological restoration.
Environmental impact – increasing the green cover, engaging the community in a fun filled way.
Waste to Energy Plant
Where: adjacent to Sumadhura Eden garden, Bangalore.
As part of the Swachh Bharat Initiative and an innovative way to eliminate waste completely, Sumadhura Foundation has invested in a Waste to Energy plant in Whitefield suburb of Bangalore. It is a clean and low-cost technology that transforms organic waste to renewable energy. In addition to getting rid of the local solid waste, and generating electricity, this helps save carbon emissions too.Read More..
Sumadhura has a large number of projects in Whitefield and wanted to close the loop of waste getting generated from all the properties. About three tons of wet waste is generated per day from the Sumadhura Community in Whitefield. With the set up of this plant, we generate about 420 units of electricity every day or about 1,50,000 units every year.
We save about 1100 tonnes of wet waste from going into the landfills. This is one of the first projects by any real estate developer and is aimed at creating awareness to the inhabitants of these communities.
Waste to energy plant, generating 420 units of electricity every day. As a by-product from the plant, good quality liquid manure or compost (300 kg per day) is obtained. This waste to energy plant helps us in annual GHG emission mitigation of more than 1120 tons of CO2eq/year.
Environmental impact – Swachh Bharat initiative.
Create awareness among the residents.
Advocacy against plastic usage
Where: Sumadhura office & Project sites.
To ban plastic water bottle usage in Sumadhura offices and project sites.
Prior to 2018, Sumadhura Infracon used plastic water bottles in their offices and project sites for employees and visitors. With the ban on single use plastic across the country, we decided to make a change in the plastic water bottle usage in our offices too. And has since banned the use of plastic and switched to glass bottles that are washed and reused.Read More..
To give a glimpse of what we achieved by implementing plastic water bottle ban:
Our spending on plastic bottles:
Annual expenditure on water bottles (bisleri): Rs.10,36,800, with monthly consumption of average number 14,400 bottles (250ml).
Annually, the number of plastic bottles (Bisleri) used : 172,800; which after use may get recycled or ends up in landfill.
With the plastic ban in place, we are now using about 2000 number of glass bottles annually.
The total annual expenditure on drinking water use has come down to Rs.92,000, and we are rest assured that we did not contribute any plastic to the landfill.
Environmental impact – plastic ban, Swachh Bharat initiative.
Create awareness on use and throw of plastic.