Huntsman Textile Effects inaugurates 500
KL underground water tank in
Baroda for neighbouring Luna
go long way to eliminate water scarcity in village.
Huntsman Textile Effects today officially unveiled an
underground water tank it constructed to help address the
shortage of water faced by Luna village. The newly constructed
500 KL underground water tank stores potable water to meet the
eeds of thousands of villagers.
“At Huntsman Textile Effects, we recognize our responsibility
to not only create value for our stakeholders but to make a
sustainable and vibrant world possible for future generations,”
said Rohit Aggarwal, President of Huntsman Textile Effects.
“Water is an essential resource and we are grateful for the
opportunity to support and work closely with village leaders and
local authorities with a sustainable solution to water issues
faced by local villagers.”
(L-R) Mr. Nipun Soni, Site head, Huntsman Textile Effects
and Mr. B. R Naidu, Zonal officer, Central Pollution
Control Board at the inauguration of the 500 KL Luna Water
Tank by Huntsman.
Marking the inauguration of the storage facility at a
ceremony in Luna village, Mr. B.R Naidu, Zonal Officer, Central
Pollution Control Board said, “This initiative by Huntsman is a
sustainable move as this will solve the perennial issue of water
for Luna village for years to come. Huntsman has set an example
for other companies to take similar initiatives in Baroda”.
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 longterm solution for the village.
The project was operated on a Public-Private-Partnership
model and took close to two years to complete. Through a
Memorandum of Understanding between Huntsman Textile Effects and
Luna local administration, the project was scoped out with
committees formed with assigned roles and responsibilities prior
to work commencing. With construction complete and all final
inspections successfully concluded, Luna village takes over the
running and maintenance of the water tank.
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.
“Sustainability, innovation and collaboration are core
pillars of Huntsman Textile Effects. This successful partnership
is testament of our ongoing commitment to sustainability in
action through active collaboration with all our stakeholders,”
said Mr Nipun Soni – Site Manager Baroda plant.
Huntsman Textile Effects runs a range of other community
initiatives from its facility in Baroda, including its
awardwinning Anandi program. The program mobilizes staff
volunteers and company funding in support of community projects
focused on education, health, water & sanitation and animal