Over 1.3 lakh citizens across Maharashtra responded to Paani Foundation’s call to action to offer Shramdaan on 1st May 2018 in drought prone villages of the state by participating in the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2018 competition.
Speaking on HDFC Limited’s association with Paani Foundation, Mr Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Limited said “We have been supporting Paani Foundation’s work to enable a drought free Maharashtra for the past two years. What attracted us to this project was an innovative idea backed by a strong team filled with dedication, passion and commitment. An idea that was started on Aamir’s popular TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ has taken shape into an effective watershed management programme in a short span of 2 years. The project has grown to reach 75 talukas covering over 4,000 villages this year, which clearly demonstrates the successful scalability of their model. The Maha Shramdaan was a great opportunity for our HDFC employees to be a part of what has truly become a people’s movement for water conservation in Maharashtra.”