“Swaccha Karimnagar” – in partnership with Bala Vikasa Social Service Society
People of Karimnagar district in Telangana State suffer adverse health conditions due to arsenic and high fluoride contaminated water sources. To help mitigate the issues, we undertook initiatives for the welfare of the residents of three villages in Karimnagar district by planning to provide the community with water purified by the Reverse Osmosis (RO) method and individual toilets.
The need assessment meetings with the people helped to understand that providing communal water and individual toilets could help in improving living conditions, resulting in the “Swaccha Karimnagar Project”
With an outlay of Rs.97.33 lakh, the aim was to make a beginning by providing safe drinking water through village water kiosks, community and individual household toilets, with people’s participation for ownership with dignity, making the district ‘Swaccha’ (pure) supporting the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’.
Bala Vikasa Social Service Society, a much respected local NGO with reach, was invited in as a partner.
Safe water, using Reverse Osmosis system, is being provided with Any Time Water dispensing facility, powered by a sensor and smart card system, helping the villagers collect water for a very nominal fee of Rs.3-00 for 20 litres, at any time, without disrupting their work or daily wage earning.
A primary school, in NTR Colony of Koheda, needed water and sanitation for its children and teachers. Hence, a complex of two closed toilets and 3 urinals each for Male & Female students has been provided along with a bore-well for water.
Households in three villages, viz., Bejjanki, Guggilla and Vinjapalli have been provided with a total of 243 optimally spaced and tiled individual toilets, with a bath, to induce the villagers in using the toilets, and to mark a beginning to make the villages ‘Sampoorna Swaccha Gramam’s (Totally sanitised villages).
The villagers contributed with about 10% of costs, and/or labour for foundation and brick work etc., thereby taking responsibility for the facilities provided to them. The villagers also took a pledge, in their respective Gram Sabhas, that after the completion of the toilets nobody in these villages will indulge in public defecation.
Quantitatively, ‘Swaccha Karimnagar Project’ wills, to impact the lives of an estimated 12,500 persons every day.
Qualitatively, we believe the impact is in changing the attitude all the villagers towards ‘using’ toilets and shunning open defecation.
We understand that Bharat cannot be ‘Swachh’ merely by constructing toilets. Bharat could be ‘Swachh’ only if the minds and bodies of the people could be ‘Swachh’. Promises to construct toilets are a drop in the ocean when the need is even more.
Cholamandalam helps people ‘Enter Better Life’. Our “Swachha Karimnagar Project’ is a step towards making this promise a reality.
“Swacch Raipur” – in partnership with Sulabh International and Bala Vikasa Social Service Society
Chhattisgarh is an industrial city and has several Transport Nagars in its proximity.
We want to support the health requirements of the truck drivers and other related workers of the sector and thus have planned to provide Pure drinking Water and Sanitation facilities in the Transport Nagars.
A need assessment is done and it was identified that the Transport Nagar in Hathkhoj-Bhilai with an estimated 10,000 foot falls a day requires a toilet complex, as the old complex was in a dilapidated condition and that they also need purified drinking water.
Similarly a Toilet complex at Pandri Bus Station is needed in Raipur.
Accordingly with an outlay of Rs. 73.4 Lakh we have partnered with Sulabh International for constructing two 30 seater Semi-Deluxe Toilet complexes in both places. The complexes will have toilets and bath rooms separately for men and women users as also urinals for men and clothes washing facilities.
The Toilet Complex in Hathkhoj-Bhilai is completed and inaugurated on the 21st April, 2016 while the water purification plant in Hathkhoj-Bhilai and the Toilet complex in Pandri are in the construction stage.
Quantitatively, ‘Swacch Raipur Project’ wills, to impact the health of an estimated 10,000 persons every day.
Qualitatively, we believe the impact is in changing the attitude all the truck users towards ‘using’ toilets and shunning open urination and defecation.
“Renovation and Expansion of Sir Ivan Stedeford Hospital (SISH), Chennai” - In partnership with A.M.M Foundation
For long, Sir Ivan Stedeford Hospital (SISH) has been filling the need by rendering health care for the poor and marginalised people in Ambattur area of Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
However, with increasing diseases and ever increasing patients, the hospital regularly needs to be upgraded and expanded.
By partnering with A. M. M. Foundation, a registered charitable trust committed towards providing invaluable education and health care to the less privileged through its hospitals, schools and a polytechnic college, Cholamandalam undertook to support the renovation and expansion of the hospital in three phases with a budget estimate of Rs 355 lakh
- Phase I: Renovation of the Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology building (Main Block or Block
- Phase II: Construction of Block 3: (New OP Block)
- Phase III: Renovation of the existing OP block and adding one extra floor. (Block 2)
Together the expansion and renovation of SISH would result in;
- The increase of the total bed capacity to 250
- The increase of the bed capacity of the Neonate ICU
- The hospital having a full-fledged Diabetic Management Centre, a new Blood bank
- Separate Operation Theatres for General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology departments
- Catering to 4000 out patients a day in the next five years.