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BBMP seeking CSR funds to maintain parks and dividers in Bengaluru

Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, Bengaluru
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has opened its parks, road dividers, circles and junctions for adoption and maintenance using Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds in the city of Bengaluru, which is popular as the Silicon Valley of India. Individual citizens, citizen groups and any stakeholder interested can take up the above areas in Bengaluru for adoption and maintain the same.

BBMP maintains 1270 parks

The above can be adopted under the Park Conservation Policy CIPC- 2024 and Namma Bengaluru Namma Koduge (My Bengaluru My Contribution) initiative, according to BBMP. Currently, a total of 1270 parks are under the maintenance of BBMP (BBMP news). As per reports, several citizen groups and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) recently approached the civic body expressing eagerness to maintain parks, circles and medians in the city which is India’s IT hub.

Where to contact

Corporate firms, NGOs and citizens willing to adopt any of the abovementioned BBMP properties can contact the Deputy Director, Horticulture office of BBMP (BBMP news). They can also register on its official website https://www.bbmp.gov.in. Registration commences from 18th June 2024 and is open till 5pm on 29th June. The terms and conditions for adoption are mentioned on the website. Necessary documents should be submitted to the office of the Deputy Director, Horticulture which is located on the ground floor of the Annex 3 building at the BBMP head office. Necessary details can be obtained by calling 9535015189.

BBMP seeking CSR support to solve water crisis

Seeking CSR support is not something new for Bengaluru civic bodies. In March this year, when Bengaluru was reeling under severe water crisis, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) had appealed to corporates to ease the situation by starting projects with new cutting-edge technologies using their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds.
As per an official statement, the BWSSB was seeking collaboration on “the development of bio-retention systems and preservation of rainwater, the introduction of natural filtration in Storm Water Drains (SWDs), and the integration of green infrastructure with water and sewage treatment plants, thereby establishing global gold standards in urban water management”.

BBMP seeking CSR support for roads

In January this year, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP news) sought Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds from corporate firms to maintain 12 roads of the Central Business District (CBD) in Bengaluru under in a public-private partnership (PPP) model. CSR support was sought to fund the maintenance of these roads which cover a distance of 13.41 km. The roads include Residency Road, Richmond Road, Museum Road, Vittal Mallya Road, St Mark’s Road, Commissionerate Road, Cunningham Road, Modi Hospital Road, Church Street and Museum Cross Road.
Back in 2014, the BBMP (BBMP news) had launched a similar programme, under which parks, schools, hospitals, and lakes could be adopted and maintained through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).