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Coke launches 8 Rain Water Harvesting structures

By Staff
Google Oneindia News

New Delhi, Feb 17: Soft drink major Coca-Cola India in partnership with two resident welfare associations in South Delhi and an NGO working for water sustainability launched two new projects comprising of eight Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) structures in the capital.

The projects were built in collaboration with Mandakini Enclave and GK-II RWAs and NGO Force, a statement said today.

The two were among the 50 structures to be commissioned this year by the company.

By the end of the year, the company targeted to install 320 RWH structures in the country.

The 50 new structures would be installed in various places including Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

The launch of the two projects in Delhi also kick started programmes and celebrations for the World Water Day 2007. This year had also been declared the Water Year by the government.

Coca-Cola India had partnered with central and state ground water authorities, local governments, NGOs and local communities on water conservation and management projects across the country. In 2006, the company installed 40 RWH structures across the country.

During the current year, the company would be undertaking several water conservation awareness programmes along with water sustainability projects and improving access to potable drinking water.

A fortnight ago, Coke won the Delhi government's prestigious 'Bhagidari Award' for the fourth consecutive year for its efforts in water conservation and community development.

On World Water day last year, the company organised 'Jal Tarang 2006', a festival that celebrated water and culture. At the event, a painting competition was organised for children on the theme of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recharge of water.

In addition, Coca-Cola India had undertaken many projects in paper and pet-bottle recycling, education, health and disaster relief.

The company also provided support for community programmes across the country, with a focus on education, health and water conservation.


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