Bhubaneswar : As a part of its CSR activity, Aditya Aluminium a unit of Aditya Birla Group, has made arrangements for providing safe drinking water to the people of the peripheral villages at Lapanga area in the Sambalpur district in Odisha. Aditya Aluminium’s CSR department works in 23 villages covering 06 GPs and 2 blocks of Sambalpur District. A majority of these villages are basically arid areas. During summer the ground water table goes as low as 500 feet down. So the deep bore-wells and hand pumps become near defunct. The wells in these villages also run dry.
Keeping this situation in view Aditya Aluminiumis supplying drinking water through tankers since 2009. Over 90 tankers of drinking water are supplied to 122 hamlets on a daily basis during summer time. The main objective behind this initiative is to sustain the health of the people by giving them safe drinking water at their door step. Like every year this year alsoAditya Aluminiumprovided safe drinking water to 90 hamlets of 6 Gram Panchayats; Bomaloi, Jangla, Katarbaga, Nishanbhanga, Ghichamura and Lapangahelping nearly 11500 villagers. This water supply is also done by village vendors and this creates opportunity for earning also.
Speaking on this initiative, Mr. Bibhu Mishra, the President & COO of Aditya Aluminium said “Reaching out to the people and making a difference in the peripheral villages of our plant has always been our objective. In this context to meet the drinking water scarcity of the people, we have been providing drinking water to the people every year. We are engaged in many such CSR activities in these villages. This enables them to lead a heathy and hygienic life”, added Mr Mishra.
Adding to this, the Sarpanch of Bomaloi Gram Panchayat, Mr. SesadevPadhan said that “water supply to the villages has been a noble initiative by the Aditya Aluminium which has saved many people from water shortages in peak summer “.
This noble initiative of Aditya Aluminium has been applauded by the villagers and the intelligentsia of the peripheral region.