Jaisalmer, India: Suzlon Foundation, the CSR arm of Suzlon Group recently undertook de-silting activity of ponds across 23 villages in Jaisalmer District. The de-silting activity has helped to increase storage capacity by 25,100 cubic meters. The activity was carried out with the help of partner NGOs; CECOEDECON and NIDAN.
De-silting activity in progress
Since Jaisalmer is a desert district, rainfall is very low in the area, which leads to scarcity of water for drinking, agriculture as well as for animals. Hence it becomes very important to collect and store water in the monsoons. The de-silting activity will ensure rain water storage and will aid to recharge groundwater level in the villages.
Dr. Jasmine Sofia Gogia, General Manager, Suzlon Foundation said, "Suzlon Foundation works towards overall sustainability and balanced growth of communities in and around our area of operations. Water sustainability is extremely vital and improving water efficiency results in higher productivity in farming, better livelihood and thus enhancing the ecological balance of the community. In Rajasthan, our water management program aims to enhance water and land resources in order to create self-sustaining ecosystem for communities."
About Suzlon Group:
Suzlon group is one of the leading renewable energy solutions provider in the world with an international presence across 18 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and Americas. Headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India; the group is comprised of Suzlon Energy Limited (NSE & BSE: SUZLON) and its subsidiaries. A vertically integrated organization, with over two decades of operational track record, the group has a cumulative installation of over 17.5 GW of wind energy capacity, over 7,600 employees with diverse nationalities and world-class manufacturing facilities. Suzlon is the only Indian wind energy company with a large in-house Research and Development (R&D) set-up in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and India. Over 11.9 GW of the group's installation is in India, which makes up for ~35% of the country's wind installations, making Suzlon the largest player in this sector. The group is the custodian of over 14 GW of wind assets under service globally. The company has also forayed into the solar space.
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