ExxonMobil Hands Over Groundwater-Recharge Pits at Bengaluru Parks
In the presence of GS Charan, Assistant Conservator of Forests, Bengaluru South Sub Division, ExxonMobil Services & Technology Private Limited today handed over 100 groundwater recharge pits to the Karnataka Forest Department.
These percolation pits (12×4 ft. each) were built in six parks in the Jayanagar region and the Kadugodi Tree Park in Whitefield to enable clean rainwater penetrate through the soil and replenish groundwater. The ceremony was held at the huge Kadugodi Tree Park, which was built by the Karnataka Forest Department and was recently revitalised as part of Bengaluru Mission 2022.
ExxonMobil’s contribution is part of the ambitious ‘One Billion Drops’ effort of United Way Bengaluru (UWBe), which seeks to collect 1 billion litres of rainwater yearly to improve groundwater recharge in city parks.
According to studies, a well-designed rainwater harvesting system may meet more than 70% of Bengaluru’s water needs. As a result, the Bengaluru administration has placed a major emphasis on rainwater collection, not only to provide a secondary source of water for uses other than drinking, cooking, and bathing, but also to reduce water logging during heavy rains.
“We have a strong presence in Bengaluru and want to help solve the problems that our city is facing. As a result, we’re striving to increase the capacity of Bengaluru’s lung spaces to collect water. We hope that our contribution would help Bengaluru Mission 2022, which aims to rehabilitate and rejuvenate the city “Monte Dobson, ExxonMobil’s Lead Country Manager in India, stated.
United Way Bengaluru is proud to be a part of this water-conservation programme that tackles major sustainable development goals such as clean water and sanitation, climate action, land protection, and goal partnership. “We believe in harnessing the caring power of communities, and ExxonMobil has been a key partner in helping us achieve our goal,” stated Rajesh Krishnan, UWBe’s Executive Director.
ExxonMobil is also assisting with water scarcity in the Malur taluk of Kolar district, where a lack of safe drinking water has been a serious worry for rural people as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative. The corporation is supporting the installation of four water ATMs in the villages of Devarahalli, Kadirenahalli, Kondanahalli, and Varadapura, which will assist around 5,000 people.
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