Phase 1 - Dec-January - Target 5 Lakhs - Tree Plantation Drive (1008 Trees), 3 Islands, 1 Aerator
Priyanshu & Shaleen believe that rather than spending extravagantly on non-important things in marriage, couples should give something back to the society. They intent to start a chain reaction where people on occasion of their marriage do something for the society such as planting trees, helping old age people, helping orphanages, etc.
Pipliyahana Lake (15acres) is located right off Ring Road at Pipliyahana Square (aka World Cup Square). Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has recently setup a Sewage Treatment Plant near the lake which treats the Sewage water coming in from nearby colonies and discharges the treated effluent in the lake.
For this endeavour, the couple intends to raise funds through Online and Offline medium and also execute the Project themselves in a timeline of less than 6 months. Furthermore, the couple intends to take care of the Operation & Maintenance of the work done for a period of 1 year, after which they expect the Government to take care of the O&M. If the Government permits they also intend to generate revenue through this project so that the O&M costs in the future can be covered by this revenue.
Suggested Solution & Technical Details
As a solution to algal blooms, the couple intends to setup Floating Islands (aka Floating Wetlands) at Pipliyahana Lake. Floating Islands have been implemented across the globe as a solution to eutrophic water-bodies and removal of excess Nutrients.List of Activities & interventions
If the couple is able to reach the target of 15 Lakhs and raise these funds, they intend to do the following activities:
Setting up Floating Islands
Setting up Aerators at the Lake
Cleaning the algae (one time)
Water Testing & Quality Monitoring
Generate ideas of revenue generation through lake and execute them to cover O&M costs.
The timeline for this project is December 2021-June 2022.
Funds for this restoration would be through multiple channels such as:
Family & Friends coming to the wedding
Other people of Indore
Funds through Political leaders
The couple is tying up with a 24 year old NGO called Vibhavari (www.vihbavari.org) which has delivered impact in sectors such as Water, Sanitation, Livelihood, Agriculture, etc. The funds raised would be credited in the NGO’s account and disbursed to vendors from there.