Ashok Leyland and Hinduja Foundation
partnered with Ambuja Cement Foundation to commence the ‘Sustainable
Water Management Project’ (SWMP) at Kerwa Jat cluster of Alwar. The
project was launched by Mr. Inderjeet Singh, I.A.S., District
Collector, Alwar in the presence of Mr. Venkat Kiran Kumar, Plant
Head, Ashok Leyland, Alwar plant, Mrs. Niyati Sareen, Director-Water,
Hinduja Foundation, Mr Abhishek Khanna, I.A.S, Asst Collector &
Executive Magistrate, Mr. Jitendra Singh Naruka, Deputy Secretary, UIT
(Urban Improvement Trust), Alwar and Mr. Vinay Kumar Nagayach, R.A.S.,
The Sustainable Water Management Project
to promote integrated water management practices to farmers of Kerwa
Jat cluster is funded by Ashok Leyland and implemented partnering with
Ambuja Cement Foundation. The core objective of this project is to
create awareness in Doomera, Nagla Charan, Nagali Rajawat, Kerwa Jat
and Kakrali Jat villages of Alwar district on effective water usage,
rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharging and sanitation. In the
first phase, required infrastructure and facilities will be created in
Doomera and Nagla Charan villages. The community will be empowered to
develop, adapt to the sustainable water process and increase their earnings.
The SWMP project will improve the
livelihood of farmers and assist them in integrated water management
systems. This initiative will also help them to face the recent
climate change and water constraints. Our focus in this project will
be on effective water usage, groundwater recharging and sanitation.
About 6251 people of 1045 families across 5 villages will be benefited
from this project.
SWMP project will be maintained and
managed by 2 village development committees in all 5 villages. This
will instill the community in empowering the ownership of the
initiative and supports in creating awareness on water conservation.
The project will include institutional mechanisms for sustainable
water management, improving groundwater condition, the revival of
ponds, construction of rainwater harvesting system, water storage
tanks for farming purposes and recharging of 20 bore wells. Besides,
the project also covers the construction of 134 toilets to promote
Hygiene and Sanitation at these villages.