THE KARJAT WATER PROJECT
Sri Sathya Sai Water Project
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Photographs taken on the Inauguration of The Karjat Water Project on 18.04.2005 at Burujwadi/Pokharwadi Village, Karjat executed by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation (Maharashtra & Goa). The above said Project was sponsored by HDFC Bank
Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba instructed that this water project must be inaugurated on 18.04.2005 on the auspicious Ramanavami Day.
Water is the lifeline for human life. While most people in
the urban areas take clean and pure drinking water for granted, there are many
villages in the country, where availability of drinking water is a luxury. The
cluster of villages at the foothills of Matheran is one such place. These
villages have abundant rainfall but due to poor conservation techniques they
face severe shortage of water post monsoon. The villagers are compelled to trek
almost 3-4 kms to fetch water.
The Sri Sathya Sai Trust Maharashtra, a service oriented spiritual organization, inspired by the monumental humanitarian work of Sri Sathya Sai Baba,'undertakes many public service projects across the state of Maharashtra.
The water project for Adivasi villages located at the foothills of Matheran is one such project, which gives an excellent example of how various organizations can come together and achieve great things for greater good and upliftment of the poor & the needy.
This project has been fully funded to the tune of Rs.18
Lakhs by the HDFC Bank Ltd. which is the leading private sector bank in India
providing a whole range of banking solutions covering both commercial and
investment banking on the wholesale side and transactional / branch banking on
the retail side. It is the bank's wholehearted support, which has aided the
quick and successful implementation of the project.
This project is one amongst the myriad social responsibility missions taken on by HDFC Bank to serve humanity. The fundamental teaching of Sri Sathya Sai Baba which is "Love All Serve All, Help Ever Hurt Never" and the HDFC Bank's caption "We Understand Your World" has brought the synergy of Love & understanding resulting in manifestation of this project.
This project will cater to 7 villages and will provide water to more than 1200 villagers. A Bund is built which will conserve the water and will supplement the well, which acts as the permanent source of water throughout the year. A submersible water pump of 15HP is installed which will pump the water to the height of 120 meters on the hillock. HDPE pipeline measuring approximately 5 Kms has been laid which will carry the water to the Water Storage tank. The capacity of the storage tank is 90,000 litres which is built on the hillock. There are 14 water distribution outlets built, which will provide cool pure drinking water to the villagers at their doorstep.
More details about the inauguration to follow......
1. Joint efforts of HDFC Bank and Sri Sathya Sai Trust make 7 villages 'free from water scarcity' (Free Press Journal)
2. Finally Water on Tap (The Times of India)
3 Lokmat (In Marathi)