ATLAS COPCO INDIA COMPLETES PROJECT THAT BRINGS SAFE WATER TO 50,000 PEOPLE

Date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The “Jaldoot” project, undertaken as a leading CSR initiative by Atlas Copco, through the company’s voluntary employee initiative, Water for All. This project in Maharashtra has been undertaken in Co-operation with the NGO Sevavardhini. Over 40 people from 25 villages were selected and inducted into the Jaldoot program to receive and implement training on water management and conservation methods.

Giovanni Valent, Managing Director, Atlas Copco India says, “Providing clean and safe water to areas in need has long been a cause close to the heart of Atlas Copco all over the world. Jaldoot is a community initiative that aims to not only provide clean drinking water to people in need, but to also reduce over-dependence on the monsoon for agriculture, I am very proud to announce the completion of this project today in the presence of these ‘Jaldoots’ (Water messengers).”

This project has run over two and half years across Maharashtra and saw spends of over Rs. 2.25 crore from Atlas Copco and its employees. The project brings direct benefits to communities of over 50,000 people in drought-prone areas of the state.

The participants from the villages, called “Jaldoots”, conducted and prepared Participative Resource Mapping surveys and made Detailed Project Reports of their villages, after which 24 practical interventions were identified and implemented.

Some of the most notable ones included: ridge to valley treatments for water harvesting, Continuous Contour Trenches, Water Absorption Trenches, Gabion bunds, repairing of bunds and preparation of new cement bunds and storage tanks for rainwater harvesting.

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