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Essar donates water filters to mark Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Provides access to clean and safe drinking water for 2,000 BMC sanitation workers

Mumbai, September 30, 2022: Essar Foundation has always been on the forefront when it comes to uplifting the society and communities. To commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 153rd Birth Anniversary and in support of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Essar Foundation and Essar Ports donated water filters to D-WARD of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The water filters will help provide access to clean and safe drinking water to about 2,000 BMC sanitation workers (Safai Karmacharis).

The Safai Karmacharis are key to the ecosystem that ensures sanitation work, collecting garbage, cleaning roads, gutters and sewage etc. Though their work ensures a clean environment for all citizens, it is usually at the cost of them being exposed to very challenging environments and the risk of several health hazards for themselves and their family.

Essar Foundation, along with the support of group companies, always strive to undertake initiatives focused towards health and hygiene of most vulnerable and under privileged sections of the society. The donation, which was made under the ‘Essar Cares’ initiative, was in recognition of critical work they do for our community, and the impact it has on the Nation’s vision for cleanliness.

Mr Dominic DSouza, Chief Operating Officer – CSR, Essar Foundation, Ms Payal Chhabra – Advisor – Essar Foundation, along with Mr Girish Manohar Patki, Head-Security, handed over the Water Filters to Mr Srikant Rathod, Incharge of BMC Safai Karmacharis (D-WARD).

Commenting on the initiative, Mr Shrikant Rathod said “Last month, the Safai Karmacharis had approached the BMC requesting for water filters to be installed at the chowkies. It is a blessing that Essar has come forward and supported our workers. It is a great gesture by the company.”

Essar Foundation has a rich heritage of service across India in health, education, livelihood, women empowerment, sports, environment and infrastructure. The Foundation has always stood by the Nation in every emergency, be it pandemic or natural calamities. Essar Foundation has always been very active in society welfare in villages around Essar sites.

About Essar Foundation

Over the last 50 years, Essar Foundation has worked closely with the communities residing in the vicinity of its operations. It is the CSR arm of Essar –  a global organisation that is dedicated towards enhancing lives through green energy, sustainability, health, and educational initiatives in a cohesive and programmatic manner. Its activities are inspired by the concept of shared value, whereby Essar strives to build an inclusive environment for the communities that it impacts through its business operations in the sectors of Energy, Infrastructure & Logistics, Metals & Mining, Technology & Retail.

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