Fullerton India initiates clean drinking water projects in Bengaluru schools
Bengaluru, 23 March 2018: Fullerton India Credit Company Limited (Fullerton India), a leading non-banking financial company in India with a strong pan-India presence, reinstates its commitment to improve community life by providing clean and safe drinking water to school children in Bengaluru, on the occasion of World Water Day. Fullerton India has tied up with ‘Enable Health Society’ – a national NGO, which works to influence health behaviour, and Piramal Sarvajal - a mission driven social enterprise seeded by the Piramal Foundation, which designs and deploys innovative solutions by creating affordable access to safe drinking water in underserved areas, to facilitate execution of this initiative. The partnership will support the installation of RO-UV water purification units in Government Model Higher Primary School at Hebbal and Government Higher Primary School at Vartur.
Commenting on this initiative, Ms. AyoshmitaBiswas, Head of Marketing and CSR, Fullerton India Credit Company Limited,said, “Access to clean drinking water is a continuous challenge for ourcountry, especially in Bengaluru which is currently facing water shortage. Weaim to provide clean drinking water to school children thereby minimisingabsenteeism in school, largely caused by water borne diseases. Currentlywe have similar projects running in Shimla, Dehradun and Chandigarh. We believethat our recent project in Bengaluru will have a similar impact.”
Along with Bengaluru, clean drinking water units willalso be installed in few schools across Surat and Delhi, over the course of themonth, reaching out to 8000 additional students. These schools have beenshortlisted basis an in-depth study conducted with respect to the need andavailability of resources, water quality and student strength. The waterpurification units installed in these schools will have a Soochak, (remotemonitoring device) mounted on the RO-UV unit which will help track water usage and alert in case ofsafety issues. This will reduce machine downtime and improve efficiency,thereby ensuring uninterrupted access to clean drinking water.
This project has been introduced under the CSR arm ofFullerton India – UDAY, which focus on three keys aspects of development namelysocial, economic and the environment.Some of the other CSR initiatives byFullerton India include Jeevika – vocational training programme for women,Jyoti – vision care initiatives, Pashu Vikas – cattle care progammes, Gurukul –basic skill training courses to facilitate the employment of youth, Akshar –English speaking and personality development courses, Niramaya – generalhealth check-up camps for women and children and Krishi Mitra – organic farmingand bee keeping programmes amongst others. Over the past two years, FullertonIndia has also been working closely with various partners to provide mid-day meals ingovernment schools for over 10,000 children across the country.