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Dalmia Bharat Foundation’s support for rural infrastructure development in Odisha



In its continuous endeavour to provide a better livelihood for all, Dalmia Bharat Foundation (DBF), the CSR arm of Dalmia Bharat Group, recently inaugurated a mini solar power grid of 5.5 kw at Alekh Mahima Tourist Peeth; and performed the groundbreaking ceremony of a piped drinking water project at Sapanpur village under Garudagaon Gram Panchayat in Odisha. With a total investment of Rs 24 lakh, this initiative by Dalmia Bharat Foundation will improve the standard of living of over 350 families of the village, a company communiqué said today.

Salipur MLA Prashant Kumar Behera graced the ceremony as chief guest. The ceremony was addressed by Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd Cuttack Unit Head Ramawatar Sharma. Sarpanch Subodh Kumar Samal, Panchayat Samiti member Sukant Samal of Garudagaon GP, village opinion-makers and SHG members were also present at the event.

Speaking on the development, Ramawtar Sharma said, “At Dalmia Bharat, the CSR activities are strategically done with the intent of giving back to the society through activities which can help people overcome their challenges in life. By installing a mini solar power grid with a capacity of 5.5 kw, we aim to provide access to energy to the 1500 villagers living in Sapanpur. Further, with the commencement of the piped drinking water project, we intend to bring safe and clean drinking water closer to the community, thereby improving the health, hygiene and quality of life of people living in the region.”

Dalmia Bharat Foundation was set up in 2009 to expand the programmes and projects of the Dalmia Bharat Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) division. With this independent entity, the Company re-affirms its determination to be an aware and effective corporate citizen.

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