Pune, January 13, 2017: Maharashtra government has launched the project “Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyaan” in a bid to make Maharashtra a drought-free state by 2019. The project involves deepening and widening of streams, construction of cement and earthen stop dams, work on nullahs and digging of farm ponds. The mobile app, developed by MRSAC, is being used to map these locations. The mapped location can be monitored through this web page. The user will be able to download the application, view instruction manual and view mapping locations along with photographs. District-wise, taluka-wise, work-wise statistics is also available both in tabular and graphics form. The project aims to make 5000 villages free of water scarcity every year.
TUV India in accordance with Companies Act 2013, schedule 7, (VI) “ensuring environmental sustainability” has taken the initiative to support the project “Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyaan” and aid the state of Maharashtra to be a drought- free state by 2019. The project aims to make villages free of water scarcity every year.
As part of TUV India’s initiative “Corporate Social Responsibilities”, TUV India has chosen a village in Mulshi Taluka in the close proximity of Pune city for implementation of “Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyaan” project. TUV India has funded the said project by donating the INR 1 Million to District Collector – Pune, during the project kick-off meeting on 10th January 2017 at Pune District Collector Office. TUV India will monitor the project implementation progress periodically. On completion of project, Pune District Collector will issue a completion certificate to TUV India.
“As an Indian subsidiary of TÜV NORD GROUP, we have a responsible approach towards social co-operation and compliance. TUV India is actively supporting “Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyaan” project and ensuring its implementation. Through this project, TUV India is supporting rural economic growth, maintaining ecological balance and at the same time contributing to environmental sustainability,” said Mr. Manish Bhuptani, Managing Director TUV India.
“Water plays an important role in the development of world economy – socio-economic, cultural, industrial and technological. Hence, it’s imperative to have an effective water resource management system to conserve and protect our natural resources (river basins, lakes, etc.) and help to sustain the communities, agriculture, forest, industries and overall eco-system. We have identified the issue of water scarcity at villages nearby to Pune city and have essentially taken a step in that direction to alleviate the same”, said Mr. Manojkumar Borekar, Head – Sustainability, Energy and Water, TUV India.
“I offer heartiest congratulations to TUV India and the Sustainability Team for supporting “Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyaan”. With your robust support, we shall be able to provide better technical and social facilities to mitigate water scarcity and eventually contribute to making Maharashtra a drought-free state by 2019. I thank you for making this contribution towards economic success and sustainable development of the state”, said District Collector Pune.
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