Huntsman Textile Effects officially revealed an underground water tank that helped to address the shortage of water faced by Luna village. The newly constructed 500 KL underground water tank stores potable water to meet the needs of thousands of villagers.
Rohit Aggarwal, President of Huntsman Textile Effects at Huntsman Textile Effects shared his thoughts that water being essential and so he commented that it is their responsibility to create value for our stakeholders and to make a sustainable and vibrant world for future generations.
B.R Naidu, Zonal Officer, Central Pollution Control Board says that this initiative by Huntsman is a sustainable move as this will solve the perennial issue of water for Luna village for years to come.
The Luna village received water from Narmada water project but due to insufficient storage capacity, the water was drained away in nearby pond. In close consultation with major stakeholders like Sarpanch and Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Huntsman’s Baroda site management proposed the construction of a water storage facility as a long-term solution for the village.
The project was operated on a Public-Private-Partnership model and took close to two years to complete. Luna village takes over the running and maintenance of the water tank after the construction complete and all final inspections successfully concluded, Huntsman invested and managed the construction of the tank, working hand-in-hand with the Gujarat Water Board who undertook the laying of pipelines, drilling of wells and other underground work required for a complete water solution.
Huntsman Textile Effects runs a range of other community initiatives from its facility in Baroda, including its award-winning Anandi program.