More than 50 RWAs across Gurugram on Sunday gathered at HIPA auditorium in Sector 18 for the second annual conference on Sustainable Development in NCR. The conference was jointly organised by Gurugram Citizens Council (GCC) and Confederation of NCR Residents' Welfare Association (CONRWA) to discuss issues of water conservation and environment protection in the city.
Rao Narbir Singh, state minister PWD was the chief guest and Munish Sharma, additional commissioner of MCG was the special invitee on the occasion.
GCC president RS Rathee presented a data on existing water supply system of Gurugram. He said "Currently we require 202 MGD of water for present population of 28 lakh but we are currently having only 126 MGD of water. In 2031 the population of Gurugram will reach 60 lakh and there will be a need of 460 MGD of water. We are making the government aware about shortage of water.” He suggested that people should conserve rain water, check dams in Aravali and stop misusing water.
TN Kaul, General Secretary of GCC, Abhey Poonia, Shiv Shanker Rai and others listed out various issues pertaining to Gurugram city such as misuse of water, increasing pollution, formation of Plotted Area Act on the basis of Apartment Condominium Act, connectivity of Nelson Mandela Road, removal of Kherki Daula Toll Plaza, traffic problems at NH-8 etc.
PWD Minister Rao Narbir Singh asked the people to conserve water and avoid its misuse. He also said that the government has added more funds in the development of roads, flyovers and underpasses. Corruption has come down in the last 5 years. "To conserve the environment, government is planning to develop a 700 acre of green area in sector-70 which will surely help in reducing pollution,” added Singh.
Senior town planner Sudhir Chauhan and district town planner R S Batth addressed the gathering and said that for the better urban development planning, people must adhere to the building rules as prescribed in law to make the city sustainable.
Apart, Gurgaon Citizens Council awarded Shubhra Puri of Gurgaon First, Latika Thukral of IamGurgaon, Sharad Goyal of Nature Green, social activist H S Chawla and Bodhraj Sikri for their commendable works in the field of sustainable living in Gurugram and environment conservation.