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Sustained water conservation efforts in Suburban Tambaram _

Tambaram, a bustling suburban pocket has witnessed steady growth in terms of population and economy over the last 3 decades. With increase in population the pressure on the groundwater table also has been tremendous. The 2015 floods with Mudichur as its epicenter was a clear indication of the water management practices neglected during the growth phase. The interest among the general public to conserve the freshwater reserves in the region is high as their survival is dependent on it. TAKE Solutions collaborated with the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) in 2014 to roll out a series of water conservation efforts in the neighborhood. This included regular volunteering efforts such as lake clean ups, plantation and maintenance, public awareness efforts through street theaterwall painting and more. The volunteering efforts extended into adoption and restoration of freshwater bodies in the Perungalathur town limits. With necessary permission from the district administration of Kanchipuram 3 suburban ponds within Perungalathur were ecologically revived, these water bodies were deepened-bunds strengthened, inlet and outlet regulated followed by enhancing percolation trenches. Upon completion of these restoration efforts, TAKE Solutions along with EFI and DRDAKanchipuram have now initiated works to clean up and fence the Alapakkam lake to prevent it from social abuse. From community engagement to understand the need for conservation to scientifically reviving the water bodies, there is a sustained effort towards a water positive future. Deepa Jayakumar, VP Corporate Services, TAKE Solutions said, “As an organisation, TAKE Solutions is committed to being a sustainable business enterprise that creates value for our customers, our investors, our employees, our partners, Society and the Environment. We are delighted to be collaborating with the Environment Foundation of India in the lake restoration efforts. Over 120 of TAKE’s volunteers have devoted over 8400 manhours to clean the periphery of 9 waterbodies, plant over 1250 trees, and paint walls in 5 localities with messages of environmental awareness. On World Water Day, we are proud of our contribution towards restoring the water table of the city and hope to sustain this support.” Approximately 30% of TAKE’s employees have volunteered to support this cause at least once during the last 5 years. It is clear that the most precious resource in the near future will be clean drinking water. TAKE Solutions team believes that proactive action and scientific restoration and management of the water bodies will make the area rich in water resources in the future. Arun Krishnamurthy, EFI Founder, said “We have been partnering with TAKE Solutions since 2014. Over several weekends, TAKE Solutions team have strengthened EFI’s efforts on ground with real time, result oriented environment conservation work. This includes lake cleanups, pond restoration efforts, Confidential plantations, wall paintings and much more. 3 ponds were restored after the 2015 floods and today are proper epitomes of restored water bodies in suburban Chennai. We really look forward to strengthening this partnership in the future.” About TAKE Solutions TAKE Solutions delivers domain-intensive services in Life Sciences and Supply Chain Management. In the fast-growing Life Sciences space, TAKE offers clients a unique combination of full-service Clinical, Regulatory and Safety services backed by unique technology expertise. Our range of services span from clinical trials to regulatory submissions to post-marketing safety, all backed by insights derived through proprietary industry networks forums. With a team of leading Life Sciences experts, best-inclass systems and processes, and bespoke, industry-specific technology and analytics, TAKE delivers successful outcomes for clients. Our global roster of clients includes large and small innovator biopharmaceutical companies as well as generics manufacturers. With operations spread across North America, Europe, Asia, and South America, TAKE is a Public Company, listed in India on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange. Led by a team of industry stalwarts and domain experts, TAKE has been growing steadily with FY18 revenues touching INR 15,872 Mn, (USD 246 Mn). For more information, please visit www.takesolutions.com
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