Maruti Suzuki makes touching contribution in this Haryana village
Maruti Suzuki on Monday inaugurated the 12th Water ATM facility in Sarhaul village of Haryana. The company has already set up 26 Water ATMs across the country, benefiting over 10,500 households.
Maruti Suzuki on Monday inaugurated the 12th Water ATM facility in Sarhaul village of Haryana. The company has already set up 26 Water ATMs across the country, benefiting over 10,500 households. Inaugurating the Water ATM, AK Tomer, executive director, corporate planning, Maruti Suzuki India said, "Sarhaul is a hub for people living and working in the nearby industrial area. Like many other locations in Gurugram, access to potable water is a common problem here. We are happy to set up this new facility. We are thankful to MCG team for entrusting us with this project and extending their full support to make it a success.”
“Our teams through various dialogue sessions with the community leaders have identified key intervention areas that need immediate attention with long term sustainable solution. One of it was access to potable drinking water. So far we have set up 12 such facilities to in Haryana. We plan to set up eight more in the next one year, six of these will be in Haryana” he added.
Yashpal Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and A K Tomer, Executive Director, Corporate Planning, Maruti Suzuki, inaugurated the facility. The Water ATM facility is built on a self-sustaining model set up by Waterlife India and supported by Maruti Suzuki. MCG has provided land for the project. MCG will also provide water and electricity to run Water ATM in Sarhaul village.
Waterlife India will appoint a local community member to manage operations and maintain the plant for the time period of 10 years. Community members can avail the facility of clean water at an affordable price of 35 paisa per litre.
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In a press release, Maruti Suzuki said it has adopted 26 villages around its facilities in Gujarat and Haryana with the objective of improvement in the quality of life of people living around its manufacturing facilities. "To ensure direct supervision and control, Maruti Suzuki shows its full involvement in community development, are results-oriented and concentrated in the areas of providing clean water, better sanitation facilities, improved educational infrastructure and development of common community assets," it said.