Piramal Sarvajal, started by Piramal Foundation received ‘Corporate Trailblazer’ award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The award was in recognition of the work being done by Piramal Sarvajal in the social entrepreneurship space providing pure drinking water to the underserved people in India.
Nominated by PM Modi for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, India Today Group organised the ‘Safaigiri Summit and Awads 2015; to identify champions, individuals and institutions, in 13 categories for their inspiring work. It was under ‘Corporate Trailblazer’ category that Piramal Foundation received the award.
Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group after receiving the award from PM says, “Through the Piramal Foundation, we work across 19 states on India in partnership with state governments, national and international partners to deliver innovative solutions to underserved communities. This award for Piramal Sarvajal is a recognition of our efforts and vision for the year 2020 i.e. to expand from 300 locations to 1500 locations and provide safe drinking water to over 1 million people every single day.”
Piramal Sarvajal uses technology to provide safe drinking water to serve the underserved communities and also provides employment opportunities and self sustainability to the rural entrepreneurs.
Started in 2009 in Bagar, Rajasthan, the project currently exists in 300 locations in 12 states of India serving 3,00,000 needy people in the far-fetched areas. It was dispensed nearly 9 billion litres of safe drinking water and provides a reliable safe drinking water at affordable price to the underserved.