Volkswagen India has undertaken and completed the project of constructing water and food grain storage facilities at the premises of Punarutthan Samarasta Gurukulam.
The idea behind the project is to ensure that the children studying at Gurukulam should have access to clean water and food grains which are free of any sort of contamination that could lead to health problems.
Punarutthan Samarasta Gurukulam is a non-profit organisation located in Chinchwad Gaon, Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune and focuses on the education of children from economically weaker sections of the society.
Several employees of Volkswagen India had volunteered at Gurukulam and had observed that the institute needed and deserved more support for all the efforts that it had been putting for the better future of the children. Recognising this need, Volkswagen India decided to step in and support the institute in a bigger way.
After numerous visits to the site and discussions with the Gurukulam staff, the Volkswagen India team identified key concern areas - the old water tank was near sewage lines and contamination of water was a leading cause of illnesses among the children.
Gurukulam was in urgent need of a good storage room, well designed, with good ventilation and appropriate storage equipment to prevent infestation and damage of precious food grains.
As a part of this CSR Project, Volkswagen India constructed a brand new, underground RCC water storage tank with a capacity of 15,000 litre of water.
In addition to that, a new storage room for food grains was also constructed. The storage room is now equipped with pallets to keep food grain sacks, stainless steel shelves to stock various kitchen items, oil tin racks, grain sorting table and 10 stainless steel containers that can store up to 100 kg of food grains each.