Dewas team cleans up Kshipra river bank

January 28, 2016

The CSR team of Tata International’s Dewas unit organised a unique initiative to remove plastic trash and polythene garbage bags from the banks of River Kshipra, which flows adjacent to Dewas city. The campaign was undertaken as part of the Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.

The volunteers kicked off the Clean Kshipra campaign under the ‘Kshipra Koa viral Behne Do-Kshipra ko Nirmal Rehne do’ mission on the eve of Republic Day (January 26, 2016). The aim is to spread awareness on the importance of maintaining a pollution-free environment and the need to keep our water bodies clear of any non-biodegradable components. Around 100 employees volunteered with great enthusiasm. During the inauguration, Mr Sudipta Banerjee, Business Head, TIL, addressed the volunteers, encouraging them to keep their environment clean.

Dr Chandrashekhar Katju, Factory Manager, Dewas, highlighted how the Tata group constantly seeks to contribute to social causes as part of its corporate social responsibility. He also conveyed that the Collector of Dewas district, Mr Ashutosh Awasthi, has appreciated the effort.

Management, union members and employees worked together to collect one van of discarded plastic, which was removed from the river banks. Some of the participants included Mr Aslam Ansari, Mr Peeyush Singh, Mr Dilip Jamgade, Mr Amitabh Mathur, Mr Ganesh Bordia, Mr Mahendra Prasad, Mr Sanjeev Yadav, Mr Rishabh Chauhan, Mrs Anita Chavhan, Mr Bhagat, Mr Ghanshyam, among others.

Administration In-Charge, Mr Ramanand Pandey, and Mr Sanjay Reghe planned and executed the campaign.

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