Cochin Shipyard entered into an agreement with Ernakulam Social Services Society (ESSS) to promote total sanitation in Cheriamthuruth village of Kadamakkudy Grama Panchayat.
The Agreement was signed at CSL between Shri. MD Varghese, the General Manager (IR & Admn) Head CSR and Rev.Fr. Antony Raphael, the Executive Director of ESSS.
Ernakulam Social Services Society (ESSS) is one of the leading NGOs in Ernakulam district, engaged in different development initiatives since its inception. Kadamakkudy Punchayat has been one of the areas where it has undertaken many interventions related to health, education and women empowerment. One of the problems which the target communities encounter is related to sanitation. In order to address this problem the organization sought the help of CSL for construction household toilets.
With the help of a household survey, the organization identified and selected 46 poor families that require toilet facilities. After the approval of the project by CSL Board, in order to launch this program, the CSR Program Manager of CSL visited the area on 2/10/2016. The launching function was inaugurated by the Vicar General of Diocese. The function was presided over by the Panchayat President. The key note address was given by the CSR Program Manager. The program was attended by the beneficiary families along with the Director of ESSS. The major objective of this project was to contribute to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of Government of India and the Suchitwa Mission of Government of Kerala. The joint effort has been appreciated by all the speakers and they appreciated the contribution of CSL.
A total amount of Rs.50.00 Lakhs was allocated for this total sanitation project. The project is expected to be completed by end March 2017.