Hyderabad, 4th October 2022: Granules India Limited (GIL), a vertically integrated fast growing Indian pharmaceutical company headquartered in Hyderabad, inaugurated overhead tanks to facilitate a dedicated supply of potable water for residents of Bonthapally villages, located in Telangana, as part of its CSR initiative. The project was inaugurated by Dr. Krishna Prasad Chigurupati, Chairman & Managing Director – GIL along with Shri. Gudem Mahipal Reddy, Member of the Telangana Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the Patancheru constituency. Mrs. Uma Devi Chigurupati, Executive Director, GIL, graced the occasion.
GIL will be inaugurating another overhead tank at Veeranagudam in the coming week. The two overhead tanks have a capacity of 150 KL at Bonthapally and 100 KL at Veeranagudam; are connected through pump assembly and piping to supply accessible drinking water to residents of both villages. Currently, the villagers are deprived of continuous drinking water supply to the households, through this initiative of Granules India Limited, over 2,000 residents from both villages will benefit. The two overhead tanks commissioned at a cost of ₹ 57 lakh will be maintained by the village panchayats.
Shri. Gudem Mahipal Reddy said, Granules India Limited, spent Rs 42 lakhs to construct this overhead tank to supply water to the people of the gram panchayat. In our constituency, most companies are not spending their CSR funds, but some prominent companies like Granules India Limited. We had requested the others in the past, we will again have a meeting to list out the issues faced by the villages and Mandal here and seek the support of the companies located in this area. Dr. Krishna Prasad Chigurupati has contributed enormously to this village besides this tank, he had sanctioned several other requirements in the past. Our children will get employment and our area will develop if we extend support to the companies and get more companies to establish factories here.
Speaking after the commissioning of the water tank Dr. Krishna Prasad Chigurupati, Chairman & Managing Director – GIL said, “Potable water is a basic necessity for leading a healthy life and it’s heartening that Granules India Limited could fulfill this need of the residents of Veerannaguda and Bonthapally villages. Granules will remain committed to the betterment of the communities who live and work around our global manufacturing units here in Bonthapally. I would like to thank Mr. Gudem Mahipal Reddy, MLA of Patancheru; Mr. K Prabhakar, Vice Chairman, ZPTC; Mrs. Saddi Praveena Vijayabhaskar Reddy, President, Mandal Praja Parishad; Mrs. Naveena Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy and Mrs. Pennaboina Mamatha, Sarpanches of Bonthapally and Veerannaguda villages respectively, for their active participation and continuous support throughout this project.”
GIL operates two Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient manufacturing units at Bonthapally in the Sangareddy district of Telangana. The facilities offer direct and indirect employment to around 1,000 people. GIL is currently involved in a community outreach project with the surrounding villages of Bonthapally, focusing on skill development, health, water, and sanitation. In the past, GIL has set up a Public Health Clinic, Donated to the construction of roads and stadiums in and around the Patancheru constituency.