Solapur: Leading producer of innovative polymers and sustainable solutions provider Covestro and its NGO partner United Way Mumbai came together recently to flag off a unique project – Jal Sanjivani. Jal Sanjivani is an integrated watershed management programme aiming to build a climate-resilient agrarian community.
Covestro is supporting over 400 farmers in the Solapur and Raigad District with much-needed sprinkler and nozzle sets for micro-irrigation through this programme. Kavita Desai, Head of Corporate Communications of CSR, Covestro (India) Private Limited, and Shireesh Kumar Jain, Head of Procurement, Covestro (India) Private Limited, were part of the distribution ceremony, representing Covestro India in Solapur. Ninety farmers were given sprinkler sets during this ceremony.
“United Way Mumbai’s Jal Sanjivani project aims to provide sustainable solutions to drought-affected agrarian communities in Maharashtra, India. The focus of the project is to protect and increase the surface and groundwater, improve agricultural efficiency, create alternate livelihoods for farmers, and promote sustainable agri practices. At Covestro (India), we are happy to support this project by distributing sprinkler sets for micro-irrigation to over 400 farmers in Raigad and Solapur districts in Maharashtra. This fosters our vision to bring in a sustainable change at the community level, to make the world a brighter place,” said Kavita Desai, Head of Corporate Communications & CSR, Covestro (India) Private Limited.
Shireesh Kumar Jain, Head of Procurement, Covestro (India) Private Limited, added, “The process of creating and implementing plans and programmes that aim to enhance and sustain human communities is not just satisfying but humbling as well. We hope this programme plays an important role in securing water and food security for these areas for many years.”
The villages that benefitted from this initiative include:
- Dombar Jawalge, Halhalli, Teerth and Barhanpur in Solapur district
- Khandas, Ambherpada, Pathraj and Nandgaon in Raigad district