Bisleri International, the foremost company in packaged drinking water in India, has proudly announced the successful restoration of the Ladakh Reservoir located in the Kyagar region of Tegar Village, Nubra Valley, Leh. This ambitious initiative, spearheaded by Bisleri, is dedicated to fortifying the resilience of the local community and mitigating the looming threats of water scarcity. The primary aim of this endeavor is to breathe new life into the Kyagar Panchayat Reservoir, thereby fortifying the region’s water infrastructure and addressing its agricultural requirements.
This comprehensive restoration involved the meticulous desilting and refurbishment of the reservoir, measuring an impressive 135 meters in length, 90 meters in width, and 2 meters in depth, with the goal of optimizing its storage capacity and operational efficiency. Additionally, the project encompassed critical repairs to the extensive water canals, which span over a distance of 3 kilometers.
Bisleri International’s endeavor to repair and rejuvenate the reservoir serves a multifaceted purpose. This effort has substantially augmented the storage capacity to an impressive 24.3 million liters, providing a reliable water source that is indispensable for meeting the agricultural needs of 210 families and approximately 1,050 households. It plays a vital role in supporting crop irrigation, including a diverse range of crops such as wheat, barley, apples, apricots, cherries, as well as a variety of vegetables like potatoes, onions, tomatoes, mustard seeds, beans, peas, carrots, cabbage, and various leafy greens.
This initiative guarantees the continuity of agricultural activities throughout the year, extending beyond the monsoon season, thereby enhancing crop productivity. Moreover, it contributes to the maintenance of livestock and improves sanitation facilities within the community.
Commenting on the company’s vision to foster sustainable development in the Himalayan valleys, Angelo George, CEO, Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd., said, “We are in constant pursuit of creating a greener future by implementing initiatives that emphasize the well-being of people and the planet. Our goal is to empower communities through comprehensive programs that address various facets of life. Through the repair & restoration of the Ladakh reservoir, we take pride in our contribution to fostering stability and sustainable development in the region.”
Rigzin Wangdus, Sarpanch, Kyagar Panchayat, stated, “We are grateful for Bisleri to come forward and help to repair & restore the reservoir in our area which got damaged due to the flash flood in July. Their tireless efforts and vision will help shape a brighter future for this magnificent land, bringing prosperity and sustenance for generations to come.”
This latest initiative aligns seamlessly with Bisleri’s overarching ‘Greener Promise’ philosophy, which is fervently dedicated to intensifying the company’s endeavors in addressing climate change, ensuring universal access to safe and clean water, and establishing a resilient circular economy. Under the banner of this commitment to a more sustainable future, Bisleri has undertaken an impactful water stewardship initiative known as Project Nayi Umeed. This ambitious project has achieved remarkable success in restoring more than 200 check dams in the regions of Gujarat and Maharashtra, resulting in the impressive collection of 22 billion liters of water. These conscientious efforts have brought far-reaching benefits, extending their positive impact to over 124 villages and touching the lives of nearly 40,000 farming families.