By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th September:- India’s largest PVC pipes and fittings manufacturer Finolex Industries Ltd wasawarded the Water Company of the Year by The National CSR Leadership Congress & Awards. Dr. Ashutosh Mulye, CSR Coordinator, Finolex Industries Ltd. received the award on behalf of the company at an event held at Vivanta by Taj in Bangalore last week. The company received this award for their exemplary work in the area of water schemes in rural Maharashtra. Finolex Industries Ltd executes all its CSR projects through the company’s CSR partner Mukul Madhav Foundation.
The award recognized the organization for demonstrating and extending excellent support to the rural villages of Maharashtra through their different Water Schemes. The region of Ratnagiri district receives above average waterfall every year, yet; because of the terrain and location, is plagued with drinking and household water issues. Work was required to harness the existing resources present and to create means to address this problem. FIL paid immediate attention to this rising problem and set up a supply of clean water to villages from a nearby lake, through tankers, each with a capacity of 10,000 litres especially during the summer months of April and May. The company also provided electric pumps, pipelines and water tanks along with financial assistance for repairing and maintaining the existing water supply schemes as well as for installation of a new system. Water Filtration Units were also installed to filter brackish water at the Bhatye village well which benefitted about 1700 persons from 250 households.15 lac litres of water are distributed each year to villages of Bhatye and Phansop through this set-up
Ritu Chhabria, Director, Finolex Industries Ltd. and Managing Trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation said that working in and around the villages of Ratnagiri, we saw a crying need for access to clean potable water. The villagers spent hours travelling to nearby water sources instead of being at work which was causing a decline in their household income and even taking a toll on their health. This realisation led to the water schemes initiative by Finolex Industries Ltd. and Mukul Madhav Foundation in the rural regions of Maharashtra.
Ritu Chhabria further added that she is thankful to the National CSR Leadership Congress & Awards committee for recognizing our work in this area. Philanthropy, Environmental Responsibility, Inclusive Growth and Effective Collaboration are the main pillars of CSR and sustainability practice at Finolex Industries and we will continue to work with local communities in various regions as we have been doing since the last 25 years.