* Expected to benefit up to 5,000 people in local community
* Project inaugurated by Shri. Rajiv Ranjan, IFS, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Karnataka Forest Department
Kennametal India Limited, in partnership with United Way India (UWI), a n
on-profit organization held a special inaugural event today to mark the completion of the Devanahalli Lake restoration project at Bengaluru, India. The project spans nearly 17 acres of land, and the lake itself has a capacity of over 535 million liters of water. This initiative , which is expected to raise the ground water table and improve the moisture content in the soil, should benefit up to 5,000 people living in and around Devanahalli. The project took place over 5 months with the help of UWI and its on ground implementation partner, Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI).
Special guest Shri. Rajiv Ranjan, IFS, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Karnataka Forest Department was in attendance to inaugurate the project.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Vijaykrishnan Venkatesan, Managing Director, Kennametal India Limited said, “Kennametal's CSR programs are aimed at securing a sustainable future and creating long-term value for the communities where we work and live. The Devanahalli lake restoration project is one such program aligned with our commitment towards “Protecting our Planet” and a positive step in reviving the lakes in Bangalore that are an integral part of our ecosystem.”
Citing the importance of such projects, Shri. Rajiv Ranjan, said, “With lakes depleting at a very rapid rate, it is the need of the hour to take actions that can enhance the green cover of Bengaluru. We appreciate Kennametal’s commitment to doing its bit for the environment that should lead the way for many such volunteering initiatives by corporates.”
Speaking on the significance of environmental conservation, Ms. Jayanti Shukla, CEO – United Way India said, “It is my pleasure to be a part of this program today and witness the implementation of the project. As philanthropy partners for Kennametal, we believe that this initiative will help in water conservation and enhancement of natural flora & fauna of the lake. The wider goal is to ensure water security, clean air, and healthy environment in and around Bengaluru in the years ahead for our future generations.”
With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling, and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering, and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 8,700 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
About United Way India
United Way India is a registered non-profit affiliated to United Way Worldwide, a 135-year-old volunteer led global movement of 1200 community chapters across 40 countries. As India’s leading philanthropy network driving social change, United Way in India mobilizes communities and helps individuals achieve their human potential through education, income stability, healthy lives, and a sustainable environment. Learn more at uwindia.org. Follow @unitedwayindia: Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube | #LiveUnited.