Business Wire India
Staying true to its commitment of ‘Ek India Happywala’, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has partnered with Naandi Foundation to address the issue of unavailability of safe drinking water. SPN’s CSR programme focuses on creating a positive impact in the ecosystem it operates in and is built around three pillars; empowerment, education and environment. Falling under the ‘environment’ pillar of SPN’s CSR programme, the first community water center was inaugurated in Tardal village of Hatkanangale Block in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
As a part of this project, SPN will set up 30 community water centers across the state of Maharashtra. Through this partnership, the network will provide access to safe drinking water to over 1,50,000 people. The aim is to deliver efficient water purification and delivery services to the villagers. Naandi Foundation in partnership with Sony Pictures Networks will strive to ensure each community water center is built using established and proven technologies, which are best suited to local water issues in each of its geography of operations.
Through its endeavors, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), has always aimed at empowering communities and working towards building a better society. This initiative is one of the many steps taken by the network to support the creation of a sustainable environment. SPN is committed to co-creating India’s social development agenda through its focus on various areas of social impact.
Rajkumar Bidawatka, CSR Lead, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN):
“Sony Pictures Networks is proud to partner with Naandi Foundation for making available clean drinking water across certain parts of Maharashtra, through its corporate social responsibility programme. Our aim through this project is to help improve the lives of people who don’t get access to a basic necessity like this. It is our constant endeavor to support and build a sustainable society and this association is just one more step in that direction.”
Divya Yachamaneni, CEO, Naandi Water:
“We are extremely glad to find a credible partner in Sony Pictures Networks India, who, like us, are striving towards creating a better society and working towards providing solutions in a sustainable manner. The aim of The Naandi Foundation is to reach out to 1.5 million people by 2022 and provide safe drinking water to each individual of the country. With the support of organizations like Sony Pictures Networks India, we are surely getting closer to our goal and accelerating the progress of our program.”