Jindal Stainless Foundation sets an example with OP Jindal Memorial park in Hisar
August 19, 2021
Jindal Stainless Foundation (JSF), the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Jindal Stainless, along with Prabhaav Foundation, has taken up multiple sustainable initiatives to restore, develop, maintain, and preserve the iconic OP Jindal Memorial Park in Hisar, Haryana. The development has led the park to fulfill Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11.7 set by the United Nations (UN). SDG 11.7 aims to provide universal access to safe, inclusive, and accessible green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities by 2030.
JSF has planted ~20,000 trees at the park, conserved 2.5 million liters of water, helped manage 140 tonnes of waste, and installed 24 benches and multiple solar lights. This has enabled the Foundation sequester ~790 tonnes of CO2, add ~3,700 tonnes of oxygen to the air, and intercept ~474 million litres of rainwater. The park is currently accessible to more than 4,000 people in Hisar and is a well-maintained green space for the betterment of their health and quality of life. Plans are afoot to develop a herbal garden, meditation centre, jogging track, and carry forth green initiatives to convert this into a ‘zero waste park’.
Set up in the fond memory of Founder, Jindal Group conglomerate, Late Shri OP Jindal, the OP Jindal Memorial park sports a combination of traditional and modern ideas – plantations, water conservation, composting, landscaping, mural art, stainless steel installations, and other art installations. JSF has upgraded various facilities and introduced new ones at the OP Jindal Park like solar lamps, boundary walls, street access, ramps, sanitation, and green cover. Steered by co-founders Ms Parul Kumar and Ms Vandana Lakhanpal, Prabhaav Foundation is the implementation partner for this project and is maintaining the park along with JSF.