Dabur revives village pond in Dharampur, Baddi

Moving towards its mission of becoming water positive by 2030, Dabur India has announced the reconstruction of a pond in Dharampur village, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh. The rejuvenation of the village pond holds significant promise for the local community, with over 350 families poised to benefit from this project.

24 Apr 2024 | By Rahul Kumar

The refurbished village pond in Dharamapur was inaugurated and handed over to the village panchayat at a function organised recently

Mohit Burman, chairman, Dabur India, said: “At Dabur, we recognise the importance of community-level programmes for water conservation and management. This project has been developed with active community participation to improve the sustainable livelihood of the poorest and excluded communities in the area by strengthening their access to water and technology as well as management capacities. By rejuvenating this village pond, we are not just restoring a natural resource, we are revitalising an entire community. Dabur's commitment to sustainable development and community welfare shines through initiatives like these, as we strive to create a better, brighter future for all.”

This comprehensive restoration project was initiated by Dabur’s CSR arm Jivanti Welfare and Charitable Trust in collaboration with the Village Panchayat. Interventions included pond digging, desilting, stone-pitching, boundary wall construction, plantation etc alongside the installation of a sustainable water management system ensuring the pond's long-term viability and functionality. 

The refurbished village pond in Dharamapur was inaugurated and handed over to the village panchayat at a function organised recently.

Speaking on the occasion, Mohit Malhotra, CEO, Dabur India, said: “This initiative aligns seamlessly with our overarching commitment to achieve water positivity by 2030, a pledge that underscores our dedication to conserving and augmenting water resources for future generations. At Dabur, we recognise the critical importance of water sustainability in mitigating environmental challenges and ensuring the resilience of communities worldwide. By revitalising the village pond in Dharampur, Baddi, we are not only taking a proactive step towards water conservation but also demonstrating our ambition to create lasting positive impacts on local ecosystems and livelihoods. Through concerted efforts such as this, we are actively working towards fulfilling our vision of a more sustainable and water-secure future, where communities thrive in harmony with nature.”

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