In a virtual
ceremony, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) Ltd, Mundra, Kutch, was
awarded second prize in the category of Best Industry for CSR Activity at the
2nd National Water Awards.
The award was given by Shri Rattan Lal
Kataria, Hon’ble Minister of State for Ministry of Jal Shakti and Ministry of
Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
It recognizes the numerous
water conservation activities carried out by APSEZ as a part of their CSR
The CSR activities
of APSEZ are implemented by Adani Foundation. In the water-scarce and
drought-prone Kutch district of Gujarat, people rely on ground water and piped
water for drinking purposes. This water has a high level of TDS (3500-5000
reduced to 2400-3900 mg/l) which causes bone and kidney diseases amongst the
residents of the region.
To address this
issue, 18 check dams are constructed till date, benefitting an area of 637 Hac
and ensuring water supply of 17.82 MCFT. Further, 44 ponds have been deepened,
benefitting an area of 320 Acre by increasing the storage capacity by 23.67
MCFT. 54 homes have been equipped to harvest rainwater with a storage tank
capacity of 10,000 L, 75 bore-wells and 31 abundant wells have been recharged.
More than 800 farmers have been able to use this water to implement drip
irrigation on 1958 Hac of farmland.
To give an
overview, Adani Foundation’s initiatives resulted in deepening of 350 ponds and
building of 20 check dams, thereby increasing the water storage capacity to 78.17.468
CUM. Along with conservation, Foundation is promoting user efficiency by
encouraging drip irrigation and expansion of horticulture.
APSEZ across 10 domestic ports
in six maritime states
Adani Ports and
Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZL) is the largest commercial ports operator
in India accounting for nearly one-fourth of the cargo movement in the country.
Its presence across 10 domestic ports in six maritime states of Gujarat, Goa,
Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Odisha presents the most widespread
national footprint with deepened hinterland connectivity. The port facilities
are equipped with the latest cargo-handling infrastructure which is not only
best-in-class, but also capable of handling the largest vessels calling at
Indian shores. Our ports are equipped to handle diverse cargos, from dry cargo,
liquid cargo, and crude to containers.
The Adani Group is
a diversified organisation with a USD 39 Bn portfolio, headquartered in
Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Founded in 1988, Adani has grown to become a global
integrated infrastructure player with businesses in key industry verticals -
resources, logistics, energy and agro. The integrated model is well adapted to
the infrastructure challenges of the emerging economies.