Akash Ganga Trust

Rain Centre, Chennai

Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:20 PM

CSR ACTIVITIES

CSR ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT BY AGT SINCE 2013

Akash Ganga Trust's CSR activities have so far centred heavily around enabling charitable institutions to attain water self-sufficiency. Charitable Institutions in urban areas are too dependent on their captive sources such as the groundwater due to not-so-good Municipal supply, particularly during summer months. This has resulted in groundwater depletion and in turn makes rainwater harvesting (RWH), in the form of aquifer recharge, more relevant in these institutions in particular and in urban areas in general.Several charitable institutions find it difficult to meet the expenses likely to be incurred in implementing RWH within their premises.Examples of such charitable institutions are orphanages, home for the aged, homes for destitute women, home for the physically and mentally disabled children, men and women, hospitals etc. These could belong to different religions, castes and communities. These organizations require large quantities of fresh water both for potable and non-potable uses for the inmates and therefore it is very important for them to sustain whatever ground water sources they have. Since their priorities are different, water management is not given the importance that it richly deserves. In addition to the above mentioned institutions, aided schools and colleges also should be included for support.

Some of them are even located in large campuses in the city and any RWH done within their premises is bound to sustain and improve the groundwater source in not only within their premises but also in the immediate neighbourhood. Secondly, these charitable organizations are unable to afford the financial outlays needed for the installation of such RWH systems, since most of the donation money they receive from volunteer individuals and corporates goes towards fulfilling their primary service objectives, leaving them with little to invest towards their own future water security. Our Trust always had this dream/objective of helping such Charitable and aided Institutions by implementing RWH in them. This dream/objective could be achieved when M/s Asian Paints Ltd , a corporate approached us in December 2013 to help them spend their CSR funds in water-related projects and wanted us to suggest a couple of deserving institutions to start with wherein RWH could be implemented with CSR funds from the corporate.

The first two projects were Shri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore and Cancer Institute, Adyar. Suitable RWH system was designed and executed during financial year 2013-2014. Since then M/s Asian Paints Ltd has continued to be our CSR partner till date and we have together implemented RWH in thirty different Institutions located in forty one premises. Of these, four were educational institutions for mentally & physically disabled children, three were homes for students from the economically weaker sections, five were charitable hospitals, two were charitable institutions, sixteen were aided schools, seven were aided colleges, three were aided educational institutions and one revival of a traditional waterbody in a village.

Since 2014-15, M/s Computer Age Management Services Pvt. Ltd. (CAMS) has supported RWH implementation projects in seven premises of Charitable Institutions with their CSR funds. Of these, four are aided schools, two are Homes for students belonging to economically weaker section and one is a Public Health Centre. M/s Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd. has been supporting RWH implementation projects for the past two years from their CSR funds. Six Institutions have been benefited because of this. Of these, three are aided schools and the rest are a Hospital, an aided college and a fishing Hamlet. During 2019-20 M/s Titan Company Ltd. supported RWH implementation in four Institutions, of which two were charitable hospitals, one aided school and one charitable Institution.

In addition to all this, our trust has carried out two projects for Rotary clubs and one for WABAG, another corporate.

The complete list of projects carried out by AGT is given below.



ASIAN PAINTS


S.No

NAME OF INSTITUTION

TOTAL NUMBER OF RECHARGE WELLS

RWH POTENTIAL (m3/Kl)

COMPLETION DATE

1

Saint Louis Institute for the Deaf and Blind

10

3290

Jan 25, 2020

2

SDNB Vaishnav College for Women

23

5737

March 31, 2020

3

Loyola College, Nungambakkam

37

8806

August 29, 2019

4

St. Raphaels Girls School, Mylapore

10

2080

March 20, 2019

5

Sathyalok Trust, Porur

 

9

2489

March 31, 2019

6

SEED, Sriperumbudur

 

4

563

February 20, 2019

7

Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, Sriperumbudur

6

790

February 20, 2019

8

Hindi Prachar Sabha, T.Nagar

25

5960

May 4, 2019

9

S.I.E.T. College, Teynampet

25

6344

April 29, 2019

10

Guru Nanak College & School, Velachery

30

6,153

February 24, 2018

11

Madras Christian College, Tambaram

66

11,846

July 5, 2018

12

The New College, Royapettah

33

 

8,336

 

July 24, 2017

13

Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya Girls' Hr.Sec.School (Usman Road)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,874

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 19, 2017

14

Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya Girls' Model Hr.Sec.School (Burkit Road)

15

Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya Matriculation School (Madley Road)

16

Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya Middle School (Ramanathan Street)

17

Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya Primary School (Mahalakshmi Street)

18

Sri RKM Sarada Vidyalaya Girls Hostel (Mangesh Street)

19

Vivekananda College, Mylapore

16

 

6,007

April 29, 2017

20

T.T.K.Hospital, Adyar

 

8

1,794

Nov1, 2017

21

RKM School (Main), T.Nagar

10

3,844

Dec16, 2016

22

RKM School (South), T.Nagar

4

2,992

Dec 16, 2016

23

St. Isabel’s Hospital, Mylapore

18

5,101

Dec 16, 2016

24

Sankara Nethralaya, Nungambakkam

8

4,076

 

March 30, 2016

25

 RKM School Bazullah Road, T.Nagar

8

5,820

March 30, 2016

26

Rejuvenation of village pond, Kooram

-

5364

June 16, 2016

27

Mary Clubwala Jadhav Higher Secondary school for girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13,126

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 31, 2015

28

Gen. Cariappa Higher Secondary School

29

Seva Samajam Nursery and Primary School

30

Mary Clubwala Jadhav Special high School for the hearing impaired

31

Bala Vihar – Home and Day care centre for mentally challenged children

32

Lady Nye-MRT1 Special Higher Secondary School

33

Urban Family Welfare Centre (UFWC), a Creche and a Laboratory

34

Bhaktavatsalam Polytechnic, Kanchipuram

20

5310

March 22, 2016

35

Sevalaya, Thiruvallur

 

15

 

4,875

April 15, 2015

36

Theosophical Society, Adyar

26

20,163

April 22, 2015

37

Seva Sadan, Chetpet

18

16,350

February 28, 2015

38

Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya, T.Nagar

9

8,281

February 4, 2015

39

Bala Mandir, T.Nagar

 

12

11,781

Dec 6, 2014

40

Sri R.K. Math, Mylapore

 

16

11,867

March 26, 2014

41

Cancer Institute, Adyar

 

12

30,473

May 17, 2014

 

 

CAMS


S.No

NAME OF INSTITUTION

TOTAL NUMBER OF RECHARGE WELLS

RWH POTENTIAL (m3/Kl)

COMPLETION DATE

1

Avvai Home, Adyar

 

14

1997

October 27, 2018

2

Bon Secours schools

 

11

3508

March8, 2018

3

Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Ambattur

3

1566

Jan 30, 2018

 

4

Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Korattur

6

2449

Jan 19, 2017

 

5

Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Chrompet

5

1688

Oct 19, 2016

 

6

Public Health Centre, W.Mambalam

9

3600

July 27, 2015

 

7

Sri R.K.M.Students’ Home, Mylapore

7

3446

Oct 1, 2014

 

 

 

CROMPTON


S.No

NAME OF INSTITUTION

TOTAL NUMBER OF RECHARGE WELLS

RWH POTENTIAL (m3/Kl)

COMPLETION DATE

1

Santhome Higher Secondary School

9

2215

Dec 26, 2019

2

Ethiraj College

 

25

5315

Jan 20, 2020

3

CMC, Vellore

 

37

4468

March 30, 2019

4

Odai Kuppam, Besant Nagar

10

-

Feb 1, 2019

5

P.S.Higher Secondary School, Mylapore

8

1951

Dec 9, 2018

6

Lady Sivaswamy Girls Higher Secondary school Mylapore

12

2367

July 26, 2018

 

 

TITAN


S.No

NAME OF INSTITUTION

TOTAL NUMBER OF RECHARGE WELLS

RWH POTENTIAL (m3/Kl)

COMPLETION DATE

1

Sundaram Sathya Sai Seva Organisation

5

1204

Oct 13th, 2019

2

Cancer Institute, Adyar

 

6

1298

Dec 23rd, 2019

3

Valluvar Gurukalam

 

7

1643

March 2nd, 2020

4

Sankara Nethralaya

(St Thomas Mount)

14

2215

March 5th, 2020

 

 

VA TECH WABAG


S.No

NAME OF INSTITUTION

TOTAL NUMBER OF RECHARGE WELLS

RWH POTENTIAL (m3/Kl)

COMPLETION DATE

1

KK Child Trust Hospital, Nungambakkam

4

2300

March 13, 2015

 

 

ROTARY CLUB


S.No

NAME OF INSTITUTION

TOTAL NUMBER OF RECHARGE WELLS

RWH POTENTIAL (m3/Kl)

COMPLETION DATE

1

NKT Girls Higher Secondary School

8

2518

Nov 21st, 2019