CPR - Cubbon Park Rejuvenation


Pumping Life into Cubbon Park!

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Cubbon Park is very precious to Bengaluru - but it’s tired! We invite all who have lived, are living or who visit our City; whether you came as a child for a picnic; whether you run in the Park every day now; whether you spend time with your loved ones; even if you have just driven through you will all have noticed how beautiful the Park is. Please contribute to the Park’s rejuvenation.

We, as India Cares and Procam International, noticed this need while organising the TCS World 10k where all participants run through and appreciate the Park.

We learnt from the Horticulture Department that they spend lakhs of rupees every year buying water from the BWSSB to water the 7,000+ Trees and Shrubs in the Park! this, despite the Park having seven Wells, with at least 15-20 feet of water, even in the peak of summer.  We got excited. Ramprasad of Friends of Lakes helped obtain permission(s!) to clean the Wells; he connected us to S Vishwanath (‘ZenRainman’) and his company Biome, guided us with expertise and connected us to a traditional community of Well Diggers to start work.

Peddanna and his team of 15 Well diggers, with excellent support from the Horticulture Department's Deputy Director Mr Mahantesh and his assistant, Mr Ramesh, started work on 15th May 2017 and by 30th May completed the draining, cleaning and covering (though temporary) of the seven Wells. This cost Rs 5.73 lakh contributed by Individuals and Procam.

We were amazed to see water levels increase by 50% bringing in 150,000 litres of water every day to nurture the 7,000+ Trees and Shrubs in the 200 acres of Bengaluru's precious Lung Space.

Our work is not done yet, The next four phases are:

  1. Laying pipes, pumps. meshes from the Wells connecting sprinklers to make sure the water reaches the flora and fauna in the Park (Rs 20.45 lakh) Work is in progress currently and we hope to complete by mid December. We have raised more than half of the required amount and are sure of citizens joining in.
  2. Digging rain water recharge trenches to bring water to the Kalyani's (ponds) and revive the water bodies (Rs 8.25 lakh) Preliminary study of the placement of rainwater water trenches has been done. We will need to raise funds to map and start the work
  3. Placing dustbins and placing signages of the rich history of the Trees, Wells and Birds, for us all and our children to know the heritage we have in the heart of the city. (Rs 9.50 lakh) Last bit of work will take place during January end of 2018.
  4. Maintenance and monitoring for the next two years (Rs 5 lakh) - February 2018 to January 2020.

Pumping Life into Cubbon Park needs about Rs 50 lakh. We invite every Individual and Company, join in rejuvenating Cubbon Park .

For more detail write to: meena@icfn.in

Thank you
Enabling Partner
India Cares Foundation

Target : ₹ 50,00,000/-

Amount donated : ₹ 733,600/-

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