Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Promotes Healthy Living By Providing Communities In Karnataka With Access To Clean Drinking Water

*    Sets-up three water purification units in Ramanagara and Mandya districts in Karnataka

*    Installed a total of 46 units to cater to the drinking water requirements benefitting

*      3,10,870 individuals covering 285 villages across India

In line with its sustained commitment towards its mission to enhance health, and improve the standard of living among local communities, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the handing over of three community-based water purification units, the first unit in Chikkamaskal, Sregiripura Grama Panchayat, second in Bestarapalya, Hanchikuppe Grama Panchayat, Magadi Taluk, Ramanagara District and third in Keelara,  Keelara Grama Panchayat, Mandya Taluk, Mandya District. These drinking water units serve as important lifeline for the local communities, providing access to safe and clean drinking water.

Each one of the newly set up units are capable of purifying 1000 litres per hour using a 6-stage purification and a real-time water monitoring system that will provide data on Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and PH value. In addition, the installed units are equipped with solar system, power backup and wastewater management mechanism to ensure efficient water dispensing while minimizing energy consumption. To ensure proper functioning of the unit, TKM has entered into a 15-years maintenance agreement with an agency to ensure availability of drinking water to the beneficiaries and sustainability of the initiative. TKM's collaboration with local Grama Panchayats and the community has been instrumental in the successful implementation of such initiatives, fostering a sense of ownership and collective responsibility.

The installed three drinking water units will benefit over 30,000 individuals covering 18 villages in Ramanagara and Mandya districts. Cumulatively, TKM has so far installed 46 water units till date benefiting over 3.1 lakh individuals, spanning across 285 villages in India. This milestone achievement reflects the organization's commitment to prioritizing the health and well-being of community members, thereby contributing to their overall socio-economic development.

Speaking on the initiative, Mr Vikram Gulati, Country Head and Executive Vice President, CA&G, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said "Proper access to safe, clean and affordable drinking water is a priority issue, especially in India's semi-urban and rural areas. At Toyota Kirloskar Motor, we recognize this pressing challenge and are committed to providing clean and safe drinking water through the installation of water purification units, with the invaluable support from the local community and authorities. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those involved for giving us this unique opportunity to serve and make a significant impact on the lives of individuals and communities in need. “

Since 2001, CSR has remained an integral part of TKM's philosophy. With a strong emphasis on scalability and sustainability, TKM and its employees voluntarily undertake various initiatives. These activities are centred around five key thematic areas: Education, Environment, Health & Hygiene, Road Safety, and Skill Development. TKM's CSR initiatives are carefully aligned with the needs of the communities and national priorities, ensuring a meaningful and impactful contribution to society.

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