Sterlite Tech won the Jury Commendation Award at the 16th FICCI CSR Awards for large-scale impact in water management.

Sterlite Tech won the Jury Commendation Award at the 16th FICCI CSR Awards for large-scale impact in water management.

Pune, India

Sterlite Tech won the Jury Commendation Award at the 16th FICCI CSR Awards for large-scale impact in water management in drought-hit Aurangabad region. It’s Project Jaldoot has resulted in a 150 per cent increase in Aurangabad’s water-storage capacity.

Along with its global leadership in designing, building, and managing web-scale networks, Sterlite Tech has been actively contributing to improving the lives of people in the communities they serve.

Historically, the Aurangabad region has been drought prone. Identifying this as a socio-economic challenge, Sterlite Tech launched Project Jaldoot and constructed 22 check dams in 16 villages between 2006 and 2011. For long-term impact, the company introduced innovative construction techniques to increase longevity of the dam structures, encouraged community ownership, and generated awareness around water management, among others initiatives.

Between 2016 – 2017, Project Jaldoot resulted in an increase of 644,000 cubic metre of groundwater in eight villages, directly benefitting 14,000 villagers. The project has resulted in over 6,000 villagers accessing clean drinking water. With 150 per cent increase in the water-storage capacity and 20 per cent increase in the average incomes in these villages, Project Jaldoot has brought transformational changes in the everyday living experiences for the people living in Aurangabad, while ensuring security of livelihoods and economic growth of the villagers in the region.

Presented by Shri PP Chaudhary, Minister of State for Corporate Affairs, Law & Justice, the award recognises companies in integrating and internalising corporate social responsibility. Highlighting the transformative change that Project Jaldoot has had on the lives of the people of the region, KS Rao, COO and Managing Director, Sterlite Tech, said, “As a responsible corporate citizen, Sterlite Tech strongly believes in contributing towards high-impact sustainable development of the community. We initiated Project Jaldoot to ensure ground-water recharging and sustainable water conservation. The project also aimed at inculcating a strong sense of ownership among the villagers to sustainably consume natural resources, thereby preventing drought conditions.”

About Sterlite Technologies:

Sterlite Technologies Ltd [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], is a global technology leader that designs, builds and manages smarter digital networks. Sterlite Tech engages with customers in more than 100 countries, with a digital web-scale offering across products, services and software. The Company has high-efficiency global scale manufacturing facilities in India, China & Brazil and two Software Delivery Centres in India. With a strong portfolio of 162 patents, Sterlite Tech is home to India’s only Centre of Excellence for broadband research and Centre for Smarter Networks for next generation network applications. Projects undertaken by the company include intrusion-proof smarter data network for the Armed Forces, rural broadband for BharatNet, Smart Cities’ development, and establishing high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks.

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