Packaged drinking water company Bisleri International announced the successful restoration of Ladakh Reservoir in the Kyagar region of Tegar Village, Nubra Valley, Leh. The project, undertaken by Bisleri, aims to strengthen the local community’s resilience and alleviate the risks of water scarcity.
The primary objective is to revitalize the Kyagar Panchayat Reservoir, bolstering the region’s water infrastructure and addressing its agricultural needs. The reservoir, measuring 135 meters in length, 90 meters in width and 2 meters in depth, underwent a thorough desilting and repair process to optimize its capacity and operational efficiency. The project also included essential repairs to the water canals, extending over 3 kilometers.
Commenting on the company’s vision to foster sustainable development in the Himalayan valleys, Angelo George, CEO, Bisleri International, said, “We are in constant pursuit of creating a greener future by implementing initiatives that emphasize the well-being of people and the planet. Our goal is to empower communities through comprehensive programs that address various facets of life. Through the repair & restoration of the Ladakh reservoir, we take pride in our contribution to fostering stability and sustainable development in the region.”
Rigzin Wangdus, sarpanch, Kyagar Panchayat, sais, “We are grateful for Bisleri to come forward and help to repair & restore the reservoir in our area which got damaged due to the flash flood in July. Their tireless efforts and vision will help shape a brighter future for this magnificent land, bringing prosperity and sustenance for generations to come.”
The latest initiative is part of Bisleri’s ‘Greener Promise’ philosophy, which is dedicated to intensifying the company’s endeavors to combat climate change, ensure access to safe and healthy water for everyone, and establish a robust circular economy.
As part of its commitment to building a more sustainable future, Bisleri has undertaken a water stewardship initiative known as Project Nayi Umeed. This project has successfully restored over 200 check dams in Gujarat and Maharashtra, resulting in the collection of an impressive 22 billion litres of water. These efforts have had a far-reaching impact, benefiting more than 124 villages and nearly 40,000 family members of farmers.
With a legacy of over 50 years, Bisleri International has grown to become one of the largest premium beverage businesses in India and makers of the country’s largest-selling packaged drinking water.
Bisleri has a strong presence with 128 operational plants and a distribution network of over 6,000 distributors and 7,500 distribution trucks across India and neighboring countries.