Neighbourhood Projects are identified by plant management in Bosch India plants, as per their local society needs.
Shyanumangala Lake Rejuvenation
Shyanumangala Lake near Bosch Bidadi plant has been rejuvenated for the benefit of the villages in and around the area. Bosch has been supporting the overall maintenance and upkeep of the lake and its premises year after year. The idea behind initiating the project was a part of Bosch’s commitment towards preserving biodiversity and working towards the sustainability of the communities it operates in and around. The rejuvenated lake will not only benefit the local population for domestic utilities but also lead to recharging of ground water table and restoring the micro environment in the surrounding areas.
Nashik Run is the biggest community run in India with 20,000 people in participation every year. Nashik Run was organised by Bosch and other corporates in 2003 to bring about a change in the lives of the economically backward, by raising funds for their livelihood in the district, which had witnessed an increase in the number of underprivileged at the grass roots level. Projects the event funds include shelters for the aged, women, orphans, providing training for the intellectually challenged, visually impaired and also, skilling the less capable.
Check Dams are being constructed to reduce velocity of water thereby reducing erosion. This is a neighbourhood Bosch CSR project initiated by Nashik Plant management. Already 14 Check Dams are operational, benefitting 300 families and 1,000 livestock in Nashik.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plants
Initiated by the Jaipur Plant, RO plants provide clean and safe drinking water to the villagers. Built and maintained by Bosch, so far, 29 RO plants have been built that benefit 10,000 families.
Mid-Day Meals Kitchen
Bosch has supported Akshaya Patra Foundation (the world’s largest mid-day meals provider) in the development of a centralized mid-day meal Kitchen in Jigani in the outskirts of Bengaluru. The kitchen built on Cauldron technology provides mid-day meals to 25,000 Government school children per day in Jigani and Anekal. For many needy school children, the hot and nutritious food from this Kitchen is a boon not only because they can satiate their hunger but also because they get an opportunity to access education.