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L&T to build 5000 toilets as part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'

India Blooms News Service | 31 Aug 2014, 05:55 pm
Mumbai, Aug 31 (INS): A.M. Naik, Group Executive Chairman, Larsen & Toubro, has announced a major CSR initiative that would add traction to the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' programme recently launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day.
Observing that the objectives of L&T’s ongoing CSR programme were aligned to the mission of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, Naik said that the company would set in motion the process of building 5000 toilets. 
As ‘Builders to the Nation’, L&T will leverage its  strong presence in the engineering, construction and infrastructure sectors, to  reach out and build social infrastructure for the weaker sections of society. 
Over the years, the company has strengthened its social capital by improving the lives of the individuals in the communities it works with. In the last year, it has impacted over 8 lakh beneficiaries through various social interventions. Over two and a half lakh children have benefitted through education programs that focus on enriching learning, while also providing hygienic sanitation facilities in schools. Pre-school programs also benefit to children at anganwadis and balwadis, the company said in a statement.
In addition, over 5 lakhs individuals benefited from L&T’s healthcare programs and 45 thousand unskilled youth per year were made employable through skill training institutes set up by the company. These actions flow from the belief that helping people from the lower strata of society and school drop-outs to acquire the skills to earn a living is more beneficial in the long run than just doling out aid, it said.
In addition, L&T’s ‘Science on Wheels’ project is adding significant value to education.  Mobile vans equipped with the facilities of a science laboratory visit village schools and enable children to observe and participate in science experiments. Students and teachers have reported that the ‘hands-on’ experience in subjects like physics, chemistry, biologyetc are proving to be interesting and valuable.  
L&T also collaborates with premier institutes and non-government organizations to ensure effective implementation and monitoring of its community initiatives. L&T also plans to harness technology and employ innovative approaches to address the issues that communities face.

L&T to build 5000 toilets as part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'

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