NEW DELHI: Continuously working towards providing access to one of the most scare resource – Water, this year Roca Corporate University (RCU) has collaborated with We Are Water Foundation (WAWF) for the launch of Let’s Make a Deal project to promote this initiative in company’s manufacturing plants in India, in order to use water more efficiently and raise awareness on its importance.
Under this global initiative, 18 manufacturing facilities of Roca were assigned the target of saving water within a pre-defined time period. In order to achieve the same, WAWF had conducted various awareness workshops within their manufacturing plants basis which the facilities managed to save a total of 25.611 million liters of water, enough to fill 11 Olympic-size.
From India, Roca’s Alwar, Dewas and Perundurai plant participated and the former two combined saved 15,138 KL water.
The amount raised from the initiative has been contributed towards the construction of two water reservoirs in Settipali and D.K. Thanda (Andhra Pradesh & Telangana) to collect rain water with an estimated capacity of 33.000m3and 48.300m3.
The construction of the reservoirs has begun in July 2019 in association with NGO partner Vicente Ferrerand is estimated to be completed by July 2020. With this initiative it will be possible to supply around 26 surface wells (5 in Settipali and 21 in D.K. Thanda).
Reservoir construction contributes positively in the development of families, for whom agriculture is the only means of subsistence in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana districts. With an intent to collect, store and distribute water, these constructions will further help the agricultural sector to grow and survive, on which more than 80% of the local population depends.