New Delhi: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) is implementing a large number of cleanliness-related projects during the on-going Swachhta Pakhwada from 1 to 15 Jul. Some of these projects that are related to clean water are being carried out across India in the various work locations of ONGC.
To mark the beginning of the Swachhta Pakhwada, Alka Mittal, ONGC Director, HR flagged-off Clean Himalaya Expedition. Under this Expedition, ONGC collaborates with the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) to clean mountains in Kedarnath and Khaliya Top-Munsiyari in UK Himalayas and Dharamshala-Mcleodganj in Himachal Himalayas.
ONGC Ahmedabad is cleaning 15 lakes in Gandhinagar District as part of watershed management for increasing the groundwater level and making water available for the villages.
ONGC Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh) launched a collaborative project for cleaning, sledge removing and removal of aquatic weeds from the Godavari River at Kotilingala Ghat on 3 Jul. This project has been launched by ONGC in collaboration with the local administration and will be completed in a week.
A tree plantation drive in ONGC Assam was carried out on 2 Jul, where the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal participated. ONGC also inaugurated solar electrification of 100 households in Narayanpur Rail Basti village in its Cachar project. A digital conference hall, drinking water facility and toilets, built under CSR, was also inaugurated by ONGC.
The organisation organized ‘CSR Live Week’ at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai on 4 Jul. The CSR Good Book was also released on the event along with an exhibition where ONGC has put up a corporate display on Swachhta initiatives undertaken.
Around 275 persons from different sectors such as NGO, private, government, working in healthcare, education, environment, animal welfare, women empowerment, etc. visited the stall and appreciated the CSR activities of ONGC. Also, several queries of these agencies related to CSR were addressed during the interactive session with them.
ONGC also inaugurated a project for the construction of toilet units in five schools at Basti district of Uttar Pradesh on 6 July through Member of Parliament, Harish Dwivedi. The project is being implemented by the Bhartiya Co-operative Gramin Vikas Evam Nirman Ltd. It will emphasize on development of sanitation facilities for school children’s in the rural area of Basti District and work towards the fulfillment of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ objectives for reduction or elimination of open defecation through the construction of individual, cluster and community toilets.
Under swachhta pakhwada, ONGC inaugurated the project for installation of 99 hand pumps on 6-7 Jul. Residents of these surrounding areas will be benefitted. To ensure sustainability, after the installation of hand pumps, further maintenance will be taken care of by the agency and the gram panchayat.
ONGC has lined up more Cleanliness-related projects in the second leg of the swachhta pakhwada. The Energy major is committed to the swachhta movement and will continue to fuel such nationally-important projects in the times to come.