Toyota Kirloskar Motor provides clean drinking water to rural areas

Bengaluru: Aligned with its mission to support and empower the communities with improved standard of living, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today inaugurated two community-based water purification units in Kurubarahalli and Kodigehalli villages near Bangalore. With this, Toyota Kirloskar Motor has installed a total of 43 units in and around its manufacturing unit near Bangalore, Karnataka to cater to the drinking water requirement of rural India.

The inauguration of the newly installed water purification units was graced by Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Former CM, Karnataka, and Former Union Minister Shri. D. V. Sadananda Gowda in presence of TKM company representatives.

The newly set up unit has a 1000 liter per hour capacity along with a 6-stage purification and a real time water monitoring system that will provide data on Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and PH value. In addition, the installed unit is equipped with solar system, power backup and wastewater management mechanism. To ensure proper functioning of the unit, TKM has entered a 15-year maintenance agreement with an agency to ensure sustainability of the initiative.

Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Former CM, Karnataka, and Former Union Minister Shri. D. V. Sadananda Gowda said, “Clean water is essential for good health and a basic necessity for the human survival. One of our primary goals is to provide safe drinking water to all especially the ones dwelling in remote areas. I am happy that corporates like Toyota have been consistently working towards ensuring public health, propagating sanitation, and facilitating access to clean and safe drinking water. I hope that the newly installed water purification units will improve the overall health outcomes of people in the region thus contributing towards creating a healthy society.”

Commenting on the new unit launch, Mr. Sudeep S. Dalvi, Senior Vice President, Director & Chief Communication Officer, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “Universal and equitable access to safe drinking water is an issue that affects people of all ages, specifically for those living in rural areas. Our learnings from our previous interventions shows that over 94% of the users have experienced good health following usage of purified water. By expanding the community-based installation of water purification units, we have moved ahead in providing scalable solutions through assessment of immediate requirements of the community. We will continue to implement meaningful initiatives to make a significant difference in the lives of people and communities.”

Starting 2001, CSR has been an integral part of TKM’s philosophy. The voluntary initiatives taken up by TKM and employees focus primarily on scalability and sustainability. The activities revolve around five main thematic areas of Education, Environment, Health & Hygiene, Road Safety and Skill Development, which are aligned on the need of the communities and national priorities.

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