Efficient Conservation of Built Heritage in Delhi through Corporate Social Responsibility

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Dr. Monali Wankar


This research paper explores the role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the conservation of built heritage in Delhi, examining how CSR initiatives can contribute to the preservation and enhancement of the city's historical sites. Through qualitative analysis of corporate reports, case studies, and literature, the study assesses current CSR practices and their impact on heritage conservation efforts in Delhi. Key findings indicate that while CSR provides essential resources for the maintenance and restoration of heritage sites, challenges such as sustainability of funding and regulatory complexities persist. The paper discusses successful examples of heritage conservation funded by CSR, including the restoration of prominent sites like Humayun’s Tomb and Jantar Mantar, and evaluates the challenges and opportunities in aligning CSR with conservation goals. Recommendations are provided to enhance the efficacy of CSR efforts, including the improvement of regulatory frameworks, establishment of dedicated heritage conservation funds, and strengthening of public-private partnerships. The study concludes that CSR plays a critical role in sustaining heritage conservation in Delhi, offering a vital link between corporate engagement and cultural preservation. This research contributes to a deeper understanding of how CSR can be leveraged to support sustainable heritage management in urban settings.

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Dr. Monali Wankar. (2023). Efficient Conservation of Built Heritage in Delhi through Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 6(8s), 955–959. https://doi.org/10.53555/jrtdd.v6i8s.2937
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Dr. Monali Wankar

Associate Professor, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, New Delhi,


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