Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd in Nashik, Maharashtra, take measures to conserve water as a corporate initiative (2007)

Water conservation measures at Mahindra & Mahindra have taken the form of monitoring and reporting systems that are linked with performance management

This presentation provides the detials of the water conservation efforts undertaken by Mahindra and Mahindra, Nashik, Maharashtra. Water conservation measures at Mahindra & Mahindra have taken the form of monitoring and reporting systems that are linked with performance management, so that water efficiency is not seen as a separate exercise from productivity enhancement.

Processes include reuse for forklift washing, gardening, ETP/STP dosing & cleaning and for WCs & urinals; water waste reduction through robotized paint processes and sensors for leaks, water levels and WC/tap use, and water recycling in the paint shop, paint stripping unit and toilets. Treated effluent is also used for fire hydrant requirements.

These measures have led to a reduction in specific water consumption from 6.38 cu m per vehicle in 2003-'04 to 4.62 cu m/vehicle in 2006-'07, and waste water discharge has also come down significantly. Solar panels for hot water for utensil cleaning are an interesting innovation here that has also contributed to reduced water use.

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