Community Initiative to Clean-up Dwarka (New Delhi)

At the beginning it felt like it was my RIGHT to live in clean surroundings, then for a while it became an EXPECTATION, but when nothing happened, one day it finally became ‘EK PRAYATAN’. That is how Paramarthi was born, an initiative to clean and maintain the public parks, sidewalks, roads and bring back the original beauty of Dwarka sub-city, New Delhi. For the people of Dwarka and by the people of Dwarka.


The rapid economic growth in Dwarka has created a problem of dirty streets and poor sanitation. This if not controlled, right now, can become a full-blown crisis. I’ve lived in Dwarka for the last 14 years and during this time I’ve noticed how some sidewalks have never been cleaned, there is never a dustbin around when you need one, how plastic bags and other trash just floats around like its part of the landscape – in short there are many problems but there’s also tremendous potential. 


Thought Paramarthi, I have taken it upon myself to start healing our surroundings thought cleaning and maintenance. Our crew (pictured above) works day and night with the sole objective to first clean the roads and surrounding areas and secondly, maintain the cleanliness of these areas. With my own resources and those of some close friends we have begun our journey with Sector – 11 and 5 of Dwarka. Its our first step in this direction and in just a matter of weeks, we have made significant progress in the areas covered by our crew (pictures below). 

 

Proof is in the pudding and the following pictures show the result of our hard efforts in Dwarka, where we have managed the desired transformation;








However, progress is slow, mostly due to our limited resources. We also have a long road to cover, approximately 396 kms of roads (*approx) running through Dwarka. Also, trash is never in shortage and in certain areas we have noticed the results of our clean-ups are short-lived. Hence we have decided to maintain these areas by cleaning them consistently throughout the year. We also plan to install dustbins around all key areas and take up the mantel of managing public waste one day. So far we have managed to clean-up 5 kms of roads including footpaths, dividers and other surrounding areas.




However, progress is slow, mostly due to our limited resources. We have a long distance to cover, approximately 396 kms (*approx.) of it running throughout Dwarka. Also, trash is never in shortage and in certain areas we have noticed the results of our clean-ups are short-lived. Hence we need to maintain these areas by cleaning them consistently throughout the year. We also plan to install dustbins around all key areas and take up the mantel of managing public waste.



We find the work that we do very gratifying and with your support we would like to do it on a larger scale. The results of our efforts will not just create a cleaner area around your home or office in Dwarka, but also result in better outdoor safety and quality of life. We’ve been working for a few weeks now, but the idea took root years ago and was hypothesized considering cheap and permanent solutions to this problem. We are confident that one day we will completely clean the city of Dwarka. In this endeavour, we were glad to see our efforts to clean Dwarka are being noticed (pictured below).






In the first phase we will cover Sectors 11, 5, 10 & 22 in Dwarka. For this work we need INR 27,00,000 for the following products and services;



Item Name



Unit Quantity



Price per Unit



Total



Manpower



70



15,000



10,50,000



Consumables (Brooms, scissors, weeders, masks,
etc.)



Misc.



2,50,000



2,50,000



Paints (Samosam & Stone Curve Paint)



Misc.



4,00,000



4,00,000



Water Cleaning Machine



5



2,00,000



10,00,000



Total



27,00,000



Exclusion List



Item Name



Description



Civil Work



Sidewalk repair, replacement of streetlights,
replacement of titles, etc.



Garbage Collection & Installation of
Garbage Bins



On hold due to government approvals required. Also, beyond the primary
focus of this campaign at this stage.



The total costs above are projected as per current expenditure per KMs (taking into account variations in work in a dynamic environment) and projected to cover Sector 11, 5, 10 and 22 in the first phase of the project.  We have already covered 5 kms of road in Sector 11 & 5. Our work can be verified by going there anytime or by referring to the pictures above.

 

We also accept funds through bank transfer under this campaign. The details of which are rendered below;



Account Name: Paramarthi Ek Prayatan

Account Number: 0169104000151047

IFSC Code: IBKL0000169

Bank Name: IDBI Bank, Palam Dabri Road Delhi 110045


Also, please help us spread word of this to other residents of Dwarka by sharing this campaign on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media platforms. The success of this campaign depends on its awareness. 


We really appreciate your donations to help us continue working and increase the pace of our progress. To see us at work, please visit us at these locations during the day from 9 to 5pm. 



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23rd March 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for your valuable support.

With nothing but the sheer will to do what decided to do, Paramarthi has managed to clean another 11 kms of roads in Dwarka bringing the total to 16kms of clean & regularly maintained streets for everyone.

We are always keen to meet like minded people to discuss ideas for scaling up, improving the management of our operations and on collecting donations. Please get in touch with us over any weekend. We would love to show you our work and boast over a cup of tea or coffee. :)

For updates please remember to check out our Facebook page.

Finally, this is a genuine effort to demonstrate the power of our community and achieve clean streets in a city like Delhi. Please support us.

Regards,
Paramarthi

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Rs.9,102
raised of Rs.2,700,000 goal

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Supporters (14)

A
Anonymous donated Rs.100
10 days ago
RM
Ravinder donated Rs.500
about 1 month ago

I am a resident of B-703, Crown Apartments sector 7 and appreciate the initiative and exceptionally good work being done. Pl keep it up. This donation is my humble contribution to the cause.

AN
Anil donated Rs.500
about 1 month ago

A little bit contribution from my end.

AM
Aamir donated Rs.500
about 2 months ago
KT
Kunal donated Rs.2,000
3 months ago

Three cheers for doing such a fine job and the best of luck in raising money to expand it further.

NR
Neelam donated Rs.200
3 months ago

Salute to PARMARTHI mission