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Apollo Tyres Ltd.

HabitAt Apollo is the company’s umbrella environment programme under which Apollo undertakes a number of initiatives aimed at resource conservation, recycling and reuse.

HabitAt Apollo
- Complementing the organisation’s sustainability initiative, this programme particularly looks at behaviour change amongst employees with regards to paper, energy, water and waste reduction. In India, the organisation has also undertaken a paper recycling drive across its corporate headquarters and manufacturing units.

Other initiatives include organic farming across manufacturing locations in India, the produce of which is used by the cafeterias at these facilities, for the benefit of the employees.

Moreover, across its operations, Apollo Tyres has also made a move towards usage of less polluting and non-fossil fuel sources of energy like gas, steam and wind power at the manufacturing facilities.

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BAIF Institute for Rural Development- Karnataka (BIRD-K)

Jalajeevani Watershed Development Project
The project titled- watershed development, popularly known as Jalajeevani, has been implemented in 22 villages belonging to Madhugiri, Koratagere and Tumkur talukas of Tumkur district, Karnataka. The project, sponsored by Vaishno Mal Malhotra Public Trust, Mumbai, has been implemented during April-2006 to March-2013.

The major components of the project were,
• Systematic soil and water conservation activities.
• Training, exposure visits and aware- ness programmes.
• Quality of life activities.
• Livestock development activities.
• Model school programme.

The objective of the project is to improve the productive potential of the degraded lands through systematic land treatment activities based on watershed principles. During the reporting year, 157 families have completed soil and water conservation activities covering 302 hectare. Trench cum bunding, excavation of percolation ponds, desilting of tanks, gully plugging etc have been carried out under this component. During the overall project period, 1679 families from 22 villages have got support for land treatment activities like trench cum bunding, construction of waste weirs, fodder cultivation on bunds, composting, silt application etc.

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