ONGC has undertaken two CSR projects i.e. setting up of 5 Water ATMs and cleaning and beautification of 4 Kunds in the holy city of Varanasi. A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between ONGC, NBCC, Nagar Nigam, Varanasi and Ministry of Urban Development on 18 July 2016 for cleaning and beautification of 4 Kunds namely Durga Kund, Lakshmi Kund, Sarangnath and Lal Bhairav at a cost of Rs. 11.45 Crore.
In this regard, M/s Alia Consulting Solutions Pvt. Ltd was engaged by Nagar Nigam, Varanasi for conducting the feasibility study for the restoration work of the Kunds. NBCC is engaged as a project management consultant to work out the scope of work of the project in consultation with Nagar Nigam, Varanasi and Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India.
The signing of MoA was witnessed by Mr. Praveen Prakash, Joint Secretary, MOUD Govt. Of India, Dr. (Ms.) Alka Mittal, Officiating Chief CSR, Dr. Sajid Jamal, GM (Chem)-CSR, Mr. R.C. Singh, Dy. Municipal Commissioner, Nagar Nigam Varanasi and senior officials of NBCC and Ministry of Urban Development.
Setting up of 5 water ATM at a total cost of Rupees 88.13 lakh is another innovative project undertaken by ONGC under CSR in Varanasi. Out of 5 nos. of Water ATM to be installed under this project, 4 nos. have already been installed and commissioned at Durga Kund, Kabir Chaura Hospital gate, Sarnath Temple and Shahid Udyan in Varanasi. The 5th Water ATM in Tehsil complex is ready for inauguration.