The HCL Foundation (HCLF), the CSR arm of HCL technologies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Karnataka Forest Department under HCL Harit Programme for plantation of native species and habitat improvement for birds, bees, and other animals.
The MoU will play a critical role in involving local stakeholders toward community-based forest conservation.
HCLF focus and give special emphasis on combat climate change and to enhance native biodiversity and restore ecosystem services
The MOU was signed in the presence of Shri. Sanjay Mohan, IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests - Head of Forest Force, Karnataka Forest Department and Ms. Nidhi Pundhir, Director, HCL Foundation.
The project will be carried out on lines with the overall mandate of Karnataka Forest Department on the larger socio-environmental good. The site is spread across 47.07 acres and is in Govindapura, Bengaluru North.
The MOU reaffirms the long-standing partnership between the two entities to ensure the removal of invasive species and plantation of native trees and nurturing them. This can help to strengthen and enable to mitigate the impact of climate change and a create a safe habitat for local flora and fauna to thrive.
HCL Harit is a distinct flagship programme for environment action, with the vision ‘to conserve, restore and enhance Indigenous environmental systems and respond to climate change in a sustainable manner through community engagement.’ All the interventions under HCL Harit follow ‘Participatory and Convergent Approaches’ for attaining the desired results aligned to the National Indicator Framework and Sustainable Development Goals.
HCL Foundation is committed toward conservation of environment and the Indigenous flora and fauna. It has been working toward providing affordable, reliable, sustainable innovative solutions to combat climate change and its impact. In its endeavor to work toward the environment, HCL Foundation works toward protecting, restoring and promoting sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystem along with conservation of natural water bodies, including restoration and conservation of waterbodies, and others.
About HCL Foundation-
HCL Foundation (HCLF) was established in 2011 as the CSR arm of HCL Technologies. It is a not-for-profit- organization that aims to alleviate socio-economic and environmental poverty and achieve inclusive growth and development. Various flagship programs and initiatives of the Foundation, endeavor to contribute toward national and international development goals, bringing about lasting positive impact on people and planet, through long term sustainable programs, ensuring equitable access, opportunities and holistic development for all. Active community engagement ensures optimal long-term gains and upward accountability. HCL Foundation works through Life Cycle Based, Integrated Community Development Approach with thematic focus on Education, Health, Skill Development & Livelihood, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction & Response. Child protective strategies, inclusion and gender transformative approaches remain central in all initiatives of HCL Foundation. Presently HCL Foundation is implementing five flagship programs, namely HCL Samuday & HCL Grant – Rural Development programs; HCL Uday & Clean Noida – Urban Development programs; HCL Harit (The Green Initiative) - Environment Action program and 4 Special Initiatives - Power of One, Sports for Change, HCL Foundation Academy and My E-Haat. For more details, –https://www.hclfoundation.org/