As part of the world water day celebration, Larsen and Toubro initiated one of the largest projects to restore 105 water bodies across 25 cities in India and one site in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This huge CSR task up clearing up ponds and tanks, cleaning wells, strengthening embankments is handled by over 5000 L and T employees, making it a remarkable instance of mass employee volunteerism. Some of the cities benefitting from this programme are New Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Kanpur, Pune, Ranchi, Vizag and Chennai.
Globally water scarcity is emerging as an extremely serious problem and, as one of the foremost builders of water infrastructure, we have taken the lead to drive home the message that every drop is vital for our survival, said Mr. S.N Subramanyam, Chief executive officer and Managing Director, Larsen and Toubro. It makes me proud that so many of our employees have voluntarily taken up the responsibility of contributing their time and effort to this very socially relevant cause, he added.
Water preservation and conservation should be a top priority for every individual on this planet and this is a small step from L and T, to draw attention to this very important message and need of the hour, is how Mr. S. Rajavel, senior vice president and hewad- water and smart world communication, L and T construction, expressed his view on the initiative. Last year we entered the Guinness Book of world records by organizing the largest environmental sustainability lesson at Chennai and this is another award winning initiative as one of the largest to restore water bodies, he remarked.
In Delhi, L&T teams are working on restoring Lakes and Ponds in Okhla, Dwaraka, Wazirabad; Batla House, Nazafgarh and Mohan garden, amongst others. The L&T Delhi branch employees are also working on restoring water bodies Mohali, Punjab. These are essential water bodies for the sustenance of life in the respective regions. The L&T employees have embarked on this project with the long term view of saving the rapidly depleting groundwater sources in the surrounding areas
The Water & Effluent Treatment (WET) business vertical that resides within L&T Construction, the construction arm of L&T, builds water infrastructure that involve urban and rural water supply, water treatment plants, waste water treatment and collection network, industrial water and effluent treatment, desalination plants, lift irrigation projects, canal rehabilitation, unaccounted-for-water and water management contracts.
Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with over USD 18 billion in revenue. It operates in over 30 countries worldwide. A strong, customerfocused approach and the constant quest for top-class quality have enabled L&T to attain and sustain leadership in its major lines of business for eight decades.