New Delhi: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Cauvery basin, is all set to install RO plants in seven drought-hit villages in Chennai. As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, the organisation would be spending a total cost of Rs 96.11 lakhs.
Collector K. Veera Raghava Rao inaugurated RO plants for SP Pattinam and Kolunthurai at a function at SP Pattinam in the presence of ONGC, Cauvery basin Group General Managers C. V. Sastry and Laxma Reddy and General Manager, ONGC, Karaikal, T. Sai Prasad on 9 Jul.
The inauguration of the plants coincided with ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ being observed by ONGC from 1 to 15 Jul.
The remaining five RO plants to be installed in Vennatoor, Pothikulam, Regunathapuram, Kanjirankudi, and Landai were under the supervision and would be completed soon. The RO plant initiative was funded by ONGC and implemented by the district administration through Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute.
At present, ONGC has 86 gas wells in the district and would be taking up 22 more wells. ONGC has been implementing several projects through its CSR activities after partnering with the district administration and also extended ₹57.50 lakh to deepen and desilt 115 waterbodies.
Other CSR initiatives under ONGC, include the construction of toilets, providing medical equipment and vehicles for primary health centres, renovation of student hostels and RO water supply to schools.