Sterlite Copper initiates second phase of total sanitation project at Milavittan

Sterlite Industries India Limited (SIIL) is the principal subsidiary of Vedanta Resources plc, a diversified and integrated FTSE 100 metals and mining company, with principal operations located in India and Australia.

Online PR News – 18-October-2012 – Tuticorin – Thoothukudi : Sterlite Copper has initiated the second phase of the total sanitation project at a cost of Rs 25 lakh at Milavittan village in the district. Bhoomi pooja marking the commencement of the construction of the individual household toilets at Milavittan was held in the presence of Mr.D.Dhanavel, Head – Projects, Sterlite Copper.

Under the total sanitation project, individual household toilets will be constructed to the villagers who are in need of the same. The cost of each toilet will be Rs 36500 and Sterlite has earmarked Rs 25 lakh for the second phase of the project. According to a UNICEF survey, 58% of the world’s population practicing open defecation lives in India.

The project will be implemented by Sulabh International, a reputed NGO which had undertaken a lot of sanitation activities across the country.

During the first phase, 60 toilets were constructed in the village and people have started using the same. More than 250 families in the village will be benefitted through this project. The project has been taken up by Sterlite as part of its Model Village Project to make Milavittan as a role model to other villages in the district.

As part of the company’s total sanitation programme, Sterlite has constructed around 210 household toilets in various villages in the district. The main objective of the project is to achieve total sanitation in Milavittan village by 2014.

In addition to this the company has provided household drinking water tap connection to all the families in Milavittan village at a cost of Rs 10 lakh. The company has also constructed an underground water storage sump with 1,50,000 litre capacity at a cost of Rs 6.5 lakh under Namakku Naame Thittam to meet the drinking water need of the villagers.

R.Rajasekarapandy, Head – Corporate Social Responsibility, Sterlite Copper, Sterlite self-help group members and villagers were present during the event.

Cut Line : Bhoomi pooja for construction of household toilets being held at Milavittan on Monday.

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