Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) today launched its Community Safe
Drinking Water project under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. Smt. Bimla Choudhary
MLA, Pataudi and Mr. R S Kalsi, ED (Marketing & Sales) Maruti Suzuki India today inaugurated first
such facility in Kasan village, Manesar. The dignitaries gave away fresh water cans to villagers, to
launch the project.
Maruti Suzuki has invested around Rs. 20 lakh in setting up this facility.
The Kasan Water ATM has a capacity of generating 1000 litres of purified water per hour and will
benefit over 10,000 residents in the village.
Mr R S Kalsi, ED, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki
India said, “Maruti Suzuki’s CSR projects are
designed to address community needs. The
initiative to set up Water ATM in Kasan village was
based on the need of the villagers for potable
drinking water and to reduce water borne diseases.
This advanced water ATM plant uses state-of- the-
art 10 stage water filtration process that results in
safe and clean drinking water meeting World
Health Organization standards and Indian Standard
IS10500 with minimal water rejection.”
Supported by Maruti Suzuki and set up by Waterlife India, the Water ATM facility is built on self-
sustaining model. Maruti Suzuki has borne the initial cost of the project. The Kasan village panchayat
is the project owner and has provided the land.The panchayat will be providing the water and
electricity to run the Water ATM.
Water ATM Features:
- • Capacity: 1000 litres/hr
- • UV 10 stage filtration
- • TDS treatment capacity : 5000 ppm
- • Water meeting WHO and IS10500
standards and retains essential
- • Minimal water rejection; ¼th of the
conventional water purification facilities
Waterlife India will undertake operations and maintenance of the
plant for a period of ten years, and will sell water at a nominal rate of 35 paisa per litre. As a unique
feature of the advanced water filtration process, the waste water generated from this plant is
around one-fourth of the other conventional water purification plants.
Maruti Suzuki has taken up various community development initiatives to improve the water and
sanitation in the villages of Manesar. The Company has taken up comprehensive sanitation program
which includes construction of Individual Household Toilets and laying of sewer lines along with solid
and liquid waste management. The Company is also constructing water tanks, toilets and bore wells
in government schools of Haryana. Apart from this the Company is working on building overall
awareness on sanitation among community members.
About Maruti Suzuki CSR:
CSR is an integral part of Maruti Suzuki’s operations. Under the CSR programme Maruti Suzuki
focuses primarily on Community development, Skill Development and Road Safety. As part of the
Community development initiative the Company is committed to improve the well-being of the local
community by implementing sustainable projects. Maruti Suzuki is working in 16 villages across
Gurgaon, Manesar and Rohtak locations in Haryana. The main areas of
interventions include water and sanitation, education and rural development projects.