Mumbai – Larsen & Toubro Public Charitable Trust (LTPCT) handed over sustainable drinking water projects to the tribal and rural community of two villages in the Palghar district, in Maharashtra.
The two villages – Suthedpada and Bhendipada – were part of the first phase of the drinking water project. More villages are to be covered under the programme. The villages were reeling under acute water crisis.
The project will now ensure clean water to every household in the hamlet, a media release said. Under the project, new borewells, solar water pump, pipeline, storage tank, distribution pipeline and water distribution stand posts were provided to the villagers.
Palghar Zilla Parishad’s chief executive officer (CEO) Milind Borikar, trustees of LTPCT and the local villagers were present at the time of handing-over of the projects.
“It’s a rare collaboration between the government and L&T and this CSR partnership is worth replicating to other blocks, Borikar said”.
LTPCT initiated a drive to ensure access to drinking water to all community members in rural areas within 500 meters.
LTPCT also conducted water literacy programmes for the community members to facilitate visible and sustainable development of society through well directed activities in the fields of vocational training, water management, holistic development of children and healthcare.
Among other things, the trust has undertaken several social initiatives in areas like education, skill development and health in the block where the two villages are located.
Established in 2004 by L&T Group Chairman Anil Manibhai Naik, LTPCT is a philanthropic trust.