In April last year, Thermax employees came together to contribute to the drought affected areas in Maharashtra. The company promised to match the amount and donate it to the NGO, Caring Friends, who undertake short and long-term relief work.

We collectively raised almost Rs. 93 lakh, which, when matched by Thermax took the total to Rs. 1.86 crore.

Caring friends have recently shared photographs from Patoda and Pataskheda in Ambajogai taluka, Beed, as well as over eleven villages along the Beed river.

Nimesh Sumati from the NGO, ‘The deepening and widening of 10.5 kms of river Holna and 8 kms of its feeder streams have got amazing results. The water table has risen from below 350- 400 feet to 60 feet now. The farmers harvest two crops and their yield has increased, along with milk production. We have grown 1.5 lakh plants over the past 18 months which shall be replanted. We have started toy banks in 34 schools, and provide two meals a day to 78 senior citizens living alone. More than 3000 LPG connections have been provided, saving 18 tons of wood every day. Thank you for your timely and generous help. We would be happy if some of your staff could visit the region.’

Thank you, everyone, for being part of this project.

If you’d like more information, would like to do more or visit the villages, please contact Nimesh (nimesh@caringfriends.in)

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