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Ambuja Cement Foundation recognized with ‘Best Project Implementation Agency’ by NABARD


New Delhi, February 24, 2022: Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF), the CSR arm of Ambuja Cements, has been recognized with the ‘Best Project Implementation Agency’ award by NABARD for its work in the Watershed Development Projects in Darlaghat village. This award ceremony was organized by NABARD in February during the State Credit Seminar 2022-23 in Himachal Pradesh.

As water scarcity stood as a challenge in Darlaghat, ACF determined that a watershed development project would be the most effective solution to the issues of soil erosion, eradication of green cover, and reduction in agricultural produce in the region. The Company approached NABARD for water solutions and, using a Ridge-to-Valley approach worked on the problem of proper management of land and available water. 

Neeraj Akhoury, CEO India Holcim and MD & CEO of Ambuja Cements Ltd. said, “As a socially responsible organization, development and progress of underprivileged communities has always been an integral aspect of our core philosophy. We aim to tackle the water scarcity issue in the region through our partnership to improve the lives of people in these communities.  This recognition bestowed upon us by NABARD will further strengthen our commitment to build sustainable solutions for communities and contribute towards circular economies of the future.”

“Our aim at Ambuja Foundation is to create community ownership by building people’s institutions. Since we have worked on this project, we have seen some immense dedication by the community leading to such a success. We are honored to receive credit from NABARD and being one of our longest and strongest partners we aim to achieve much more together, said Pearl Tiwari, Director & CEO, Ambuja Cement Foundation.