Tata Steel has announced to have developed a solar-powered drinking water facility in villages across Noamundi and Katamati areas in the west Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, as part of its commitment towards sustainable development, promoting the use of renewable energy.
In 2016-17, the company executed nine drinking water management projects through solar power system in these villages which are benefitting about 600 households.
Three solar-powered drinking water projects have been implemented in Sarbil village and one each at Iterbaljori, Kotgarh, Gitilore, Jojo Camp and Bhangaon villages across Noamundi, followed by one at Anand Bazar, Siyalijoda, at Katamati.
“The solar pumps installed in these villages have replaced other water pumps such as hand pumps and diesel generator-powered pumps. The villagers are no more dependent on electricity for pumping water as water is made available to them with the use of renewable energy source,” Tata Steel has announced.
The General Manager (Ore mines and quarries) of Tata Steel, Pankaj Satija, said: “We are committed to deal proactively with the climate change issue by efficient use of natural resources and energy. These projects have eased out water crisis in these villages and have improved the quality of life of the communities around our areas of operation.”