Allcargo Logistics launches drought relief project ‘Rahat’ initiative in Osmanabad District of Maharashtra

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Company has mission to provide 40000 liters water every day in Erla and Kolewadi villages in Osmanabad

India CSR News Network

MUMBAI: Allcargo Logistics’ CSR arm, Avashya Foundation through its RAHAT initiative has recently launched a drought relief project ‘JAL HAI TO KAL HAI’for supporting victims of drought in northern Maharashtra by deploying a tanker in collaboration with district administration of Osmanabad.

Avashya foundation has laid down short term and long term drought mitigation plan under RAHAT. As a short term measure, Avashya Foundation has deployed a tanker providing 40000 liters of drinking water every day to two villages in Osmanabad district namely Erla and Kolewadi. And as part of long term measure, Avashya Foundation has undertaken water conservation work in Kolewadi village. The Water conservation work is undertaken to revive natural streams and make the village self-reliant for its water needs. The initiative would conserve over 1.2 Cr liters of water by involving local communities and farmers.

As a supporting initiative under RAHAT, streams and ponds would be desilted. The foundation in collaboration with local farmers would spread fertile soil in the local agricultural field to increase crop productivity.

The Avashya Foundation has been supporting various activities to bring about social development in the society. It has also been responsive to disaster situation through RAHAT, dedicated to disaster relief in the past. It has contributed to series of disaster relief interventions in Bihar, Nepal, Himachal Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Maharashtra. These initiatives support the company’s approach JAL HAI TO KAL HAI.

Arathi Shetty, Non-Executive Director, Allcargo Logistics said, “We have always strived to bring about inclusive development with our initiatives, which contribute towards the realization of our social duties. We feel extremely happy to be able to support drought victims in Osmanabad. Our initiative has been well accepted by the locals, Gram Panchayat as well as the district administration and we extend our gratitude for collaborating on JAL HAI TO KAL HAI project.”

Allcargo Logistics Ltd., part of The Avvashya Group, is the leading integrated logistics solutions provider in India. The company offers specialized logistics services across Multimodal Transport Operations, Container Freight Station Operations, Coastal Shipping services and Project & Engineering Solutions. Benchmarked quality standards, standardized processes and operational excellence across all the services and facilities, have enabled Allcargo Logistics Ltd. to emerge as the market leader in all these segments. Allcargo is today one of India’s largest publicly owned logistics companies, listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and The National Stock Exchange of India.

Avashya Foundation has been pioneering corporate social responsibility initiatives. The primary focus areas are health care, education, environment, empowerment of women, disaster relief and sports. Through two key projects, Nipun and Maitree, the foundation has been doing remarkable work and has been directly passing the benefits to the community. Nipun is an effort aimed at skill development for youth from the drought affected areas of Maharashtra. The training received from Nipun helps youngsters build their careers, enabling them to lead a financially stable life. Maitree is a project that aims to improve the environment, by increasing the green cover in the country, while at the same time offering a fruitful source of livelihood to the tribal and economically backward communities of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Till date the foundation has planted over 2,39,000 trees as part of environment sustainability.

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