Monday, October 16, 2017

A Super Life - Embracing Greener Changes

Delhi, the national capital of India has been in the news for almost quite a while, thanks to its highest pollution level higher than any other city in the county. Be it smoke, smog or pollution, Delhi is notoriously infamous for this and struggling to improve its conditions. Several flights have been delayed because of this and the no of diseases, people have contracted has shot up to several thousands. Masks and air pollution devices have been quite common in the city, as the PM 2.5 levels has gone through the roof.

So much so, that the supreme court decided to ban fireworks and crackers this Diwali season, bringing a huge shock to its citizens. It couldn't come at a bad time for the Delhi folks, as it adds further to their woes.


Source: http://static.dnaindia.com/sites/default/files/styles/half/public/2017/09/13/608894-firecrackers-091317.jpg?itok=xV2ceqoJ

Key Initiatives For the Capital


However, there has been quite a number of initiatives done by several people, to boost the city as a whole, economy wise as well as an attempt to make this once beautiful city back to its old state again. One such company that has led these initiatives is Vodafone. A major network player , with a very strong customer base , they have been one of the top networks in the world as well. Having a customer base on 1.2 crores in the Delhi - NCR region alone, they have played a pivotal role in the telecommunications industry.





Being the national capital, the efforts done to reduce this scale of population is quite high. A recent order by the Supreme court to ban crackers , in an attempt to reduce the pollution is a major step towards this cause. Being one of the most populated cities in the country, only next to Mumbai, it is critical that any step taken towards the environment is done on a rapid pace.

Impact of Environmental Pollution

This environment pollution can have adverse effects in several direct and indirect ways.
These include : 

  • Diseases like lung disorder, asthma, tuberculosis, wheezing and several other breathing related issues would frequently occur.
  • Skin and Lung Cancer is a high possibility, as the level of dust increase.
  • The national capital would lose its sheen as a prime tourist spot. Several other countries would advise against traveling here, thanks to sharp pollution levels.
  • Delays in transport options such as flights, trains etc.
Source : https://s3.scoopwhoop.com/anj/Delhi_NCR_firecrackers/575202d4-48e8-4275-9c53-482f0a764096.jpg

Initiatives by Vodafone

However Vodafone, among other companies has led some key initiatives to battle this. Here are some key corporate social responsibility initiatives put forward by them:

  • Development of start ups : 

They helped startups during their incubation stage by giving them Vodafone products that help them in their business in the initial days. These products, given for free are to the tune of Rs. 2,00,000. 
Some of the major successful included are Oyo Rooms and Zomato.

  • Free Wifi Zones in Delhi NCR  : 

There are more than 120 such hotspots across Delhi & NCR such as DLF Mall of India, Fortis Hospital, Delhi Haat, Khan Market, Airport, etc , provided for free by Vodafone.

  • Air Purifying & Digital Wifi Bus Shelters

Vodafone created the first Air-Purifying bus shelter in Delhi. People could now breathe non-polluted air while waiting for a bus. This was taken once the air pollution level caused the threshold limits. 


Source : https://www.medianama.com/wp-content/uploads/Vodafone-Wi-Fi-Bus-Shelter.jpg
Shortly after this, Vodafone created the first Wi-Fi bus shelter in Gurgaon to take another step towards digitizing Delhi & NCR.  Free Wifi can be accessed by anyone for 20 minutes , irrespective of which network you belong to.


  • A Green Diwali Promise


Given the ban on firecrackers by Supreme Court, Vodafone has offered a green alternative to the problem faced by the people. Vodafone is offering Super Crackers available at their 52 Vodafone stores from 16th – 19th Oct in Delhi . These Super crackers are filled with eco-friendly plant seeds. All one needs to do is plant it and let the plant bloom. To me, this is one beautiful way to celebrate the joyous occasion of Diwali . 

Thanks to their wonderful service and collective initiatives, it's no wonder Vodafone receives a customer appreciation every 30 seconds in Delhi and NCR

Being a Vodafone customer for the past 10 years, I can definitely say they are one of the best and most transparent from all other networks I have encountered so far. #CelebratingSuper


For more information about Vodafone and network tariff details, do check their site.

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