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Bharti Foundation to spend Rs 100 crore on rural sanitation in Ludhiana

The Economic Times, 18 August 2014


NEW DELHI: Bharti Foundation, the development arm of Bharti Enterprises, Monday kicked off a major social initiative - 'Satya Bharti Abhiyan' - to improve rural household sanitation facilities in Punjab with an investment of up to Rs 100 crore.


The Foundation has decided to adopt the Ludhiana district - home district of the company's founders - as its focus area for improvement of rural sanitation. The investment will be made in constructing toilets while reaching out to every rural household lacking such facilities in the district, over the next three years, the Bharti Enterprises arm said in a statement.


The programme is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to corporates in his Independence Day speech to join the cause of rural sanitation. These initiatives will be supported by the two group companies - Bharti Airtel Ltd., India's No. 1 mobile phone operator, and its telecom tower unit, Bharti Infratel Ltd. Read more....