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

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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