Heritage Restoration and Waste Management by InterGlobe Foundation
InterGlobe Foundation (IGF), the CSR arm of InterGlobe Group – a leader in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel related services inaugurated a Heritage Restoration and Waste Management project in Delwara and Kumbhalgarh towns of Rajasthan respectively. InterGlobe Foundation partnered with Seva Mandir, a rural development NGO based in Udaipur, Rajasthan, to implement these projects.
The renovation project of Delwara’s historic nineteenth century Indra Kund stepwell began on 4 December 2018 and was attended by Ms. Rohini Bhatia, Chairperson, InterGlobe Foundation and Mr. Ajay Mehta of Seva Mandir along with the other members of the project.
Indra Kund which was once a public space and a source of water for the community has fallen into disuse and disrepair over decades of neglect. InterGlobe Foundation’s experience with the restoration of Rahim’s Tomb in Delhi, will assist the efforts of the citizens of Delwara, the local Panchayat, Seva Mandir and Devigarh to restore the stepwell to its former glory. The project will include cleaning the water, restoring its incredible stonework and fencing. The Indra Kund also had a rare historic Persian Wheel which will be recreated.
After the inauguration event, Ms. Bhatia also launched a waste management and cleaning up project in Kelwara town which houses the historic Kumbhalgarh fort. The project will entail setting up and waste collection and proper disposal mechanisms through the support of Gram Panchayat, local citizens, hotels and other stakeholders.