Bhubaneswar: Utkal Alumina, an Aditya Birla Group company, situated in the remote location of Kashipur Block in Rayagada district has initiated a slew of measures to ensure availability and accessibility of safe drinking water to the villagers under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
It has set up over 118 hand pump bore-wells in the villages, reaching more than 17500 households in around seven villages of Paikakupakhal, Maligaon, Nuapada, Kucheipadar, Lundrukana, Kanchguma, D Koralin for the financial year 2019-20.
Besides, its three solar-based drinking water supply systems have been connected with the existing borewells at Dwimundi and Jogiparitunda. The company is also constructing small wells with a capacity of 1500 litres in the non-motorable villages of Kodipari, Maikanch, Chandragiri Gram Panchayats.
N. Nagesh, unit head and president of Utkal Alumina said, “Our prime focus is on taking appropriate measures for providing better healthcare services to people living in the periphery of our plant. Towards this, we are ensuring an adequate supply of safe drinking water in many places. This prevents as well as protects people from diseases caused by contaminated water.”