Ahmedabad, 7 February 2018: In support of the Swach Bharat Abhiyan, the Government of India’s initiative to create a clean India; Kohler has partnered with local government bodies in Gujarat to help make two villages, Randeri and Navagam, entirely open-defecation free.
In collaboration with the local government and the Jhagadia Industrial Association, Kohler has built 200 toilets in two villages, Randeri and Navagam with populations of 447 and 900 respectively to make them open-defecation free. These villages are located within a 5 kilometres radius from the Kohler manufacturing plants at Jhagadia. Most residents at these two villages are small scale farmers and lack access to basic sanitation.
The local government officials and village governing body have been closely involved with Kohler India team to ensure quality construction and a gracious experience to the community. The project has been completed on 25th January 2018 in both the villages. The villages were declared open-defecation free by the Government at a special ceremony attended by Ms. Laura Kohler, Sr. VP-Human Resources and Stewardship, Kohler Co, Mr. N. M. Patel, Taluka Development Officer (Jhagadia) and Mr. Vitthalbhai Vasava, Sarpanch Talodara Village.
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