Salinity mitigation by industry - A case study of Ambuja Cements Limited - Junagadh

This presentation describes the work of Ambuja Cements Limited, in managing salinity in groundwater, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, in coastal Junagadh region of Gujarat.

Water harvesting and conservation work was taken up through building check dams, rooftop rainwater harvesting, building percolation and drinking water wells, deepening of ponds, micro-irrigation, cropping pattern interventions and more. As a result of the work, the groundwater level improved by over 30 feet, the river flows improved by 6 months, agricultural productivity and farmer incomes improved significantly and drinking water quality improved.

This work won the CII-GBC National Award (Beyond the Fence Category) for Excellence in Water Management in 2008.

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