- Sets-up two water purification units one in Magadi and the other in Guddahalli villages in Hanchikuppe Gram Panchayat, Ramanagara District, Karnataka
- Cumulatively installed a total of 48 water units, serving 297 villages and enriching the lives of 3.32 lakhs villagers
In continuation to its unwavering dedication to enhancing community well-being and uplifting living standards, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today inaugurated two community-oriented water purification units in the villages of Magadi and Guddahalli, Ramanagara District, Karnataka. Considering the urgent drinking water requirements, these facilities will serve as crucial lifelines for local community members in ensuring the availability of safe and pure drinking water, benefitting over 22,000 lives across 12 villages.
The event was graced by Hon’ble MLA of Magadi, Shri. H C Balakrishna, along with Mr. T R Parasuraman, Executive Advisor, EA (State), TKM and Roshan R, Deputy General Manager, EA-State, CSR & BIA, TKM were present at the event.
Each of the newly established units has the capacity to purify up to 1000 litres of water per hour through a comprehensive 6-stage purification process. Enabled with real-time water monitoring that provides valuable data on Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and PH values, these units are also equipped with solar systems, power backup, and wastewater management for efficient and eco-friendly operation. To ensure smooth functioning and sustainability, the company has entered into a 15-year maintenance agreement with a dedicated agency to ensure clean drinking water availability to beneficiaries and proper functioning of the units. Furthermore, TKM's collaboration with local Gram Panchayats and the community bodies has played an important role in the seamless implementation of these initiatives, fostering a shared sense of ownership and collective responsibility.
Cumulatively, TKM has installed 48 water units, reaching out to 297 villages, and serving a population of 3.32 lakhs people. This significant milestone exemplifies TKM's unwavering dedication to prioritizing the well-being of community members, ultimately contributing to their holistic socio-economic development.
Speaking on the initiative, Hon’ble MLA, Mr H C Balakrishna, Magadi said, “Clean drinking water is a fundamental necessity that significantly impacts the well-being of our fellow humans and I commend TKM for their proactive approach in addressing this vital need. Such collaborative initiatives by corporates and the local government, shows the potential of collective action in bringing about positive outlook towards development of our communities. The impact of this initiative extends far beyond the installation of these clean drinking water units, as it signifies an investment in the health, well-being, and prosperity of the people residing in these areas. I extend my heartfelt appreciation to TKM for their dedication to this cause, and I look forward to witnessing the positive transformation it brings to the lives in Magadi and Guddahalli.”
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Sudeep S Dalvi, Senior Vice President & Director, Chief Communication Officer at Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “Providing access to clean and affordable drinking water remains an important priority, particularly in the semi-urban and rural areas of our country. At TKM, we acknowledge the criticality of this challenge and are resolute in our commitment to address this through the establishment of water purification units, in partnership with the local community and authorities. Our endeavours go far beyond vehicle manufacturing as we are steadfast in bringing about meaningful change in the lives of the community members, and this accomplishment is the result of collaborative efforts from our team, local authorities, and the stakeholders themselves. We will continue with such initiatives that prioritize and truly make a positive difference in the living and health conditions of our fellow human beings".
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. Recently the company had kick started the ABCD Sanitation Program in Raichur to increase sanitation awareness and adoption of hygiene practices, distribution of essential schools supplies to primary and high school children to promote right to quality education, the State-of-the-art Community Health Centre at Bidadi to support the growing healthcare needs, and water purification units to ensure availability of clean drinking water thereby improving standard of living and health outcomes in the region. TKM's CSR initiatives are carefully aligned with the needs of the communities and nation’s priorities, ensuring a meaningful and impactful contribution to society.