RO Plant Inauguration Program,
Police Line, Barmer
Venue – Police Line, Barmer
Date – 14th July, 2014
Duration – 6PM – 7PM
On 14th of July, 2014, a very special program was organized in the premises of Police Lines in
Barmer. The program was regarding the inauguration of an RO Plant within the Police Lines
compound funded by CAIRN India Ltd. and
implemented by DHARA SANSTHAN. Water is the
most basic necessity of living beings. In
Rajasthan, problems of water scarcity and
impure water are very much prevalent which
leads to various health problems. Presence of
high amount of Fluoride and TDS levels in water
affects health drastically. Health related
problems like Dental Fluorosis, Joint problems,
Stomach problems like diarrhea, etc have been
observed in people consuming ground water. For
this purpose the Jivan Amrit Project has been
initiated and setting up of RO plants have been started. The water from the RO plants provide
clean, pure and safe drinking water which do not lead to any health problems, rather it benefits
health. This program has been initiated for the benefit of the people (especially the villagers)
who do not have access to pure and safe drinking water.
Objectives of the Program:
The major objectives of the program was to celebrate the opening of the RO Plant in Police
Lines, Barmer and to propagate and spread the
word to every nearby communities to increase
the use of RO Plant water and avoid using ground
water for the purpose of consumption.
Pre – Program Initiatives:
The entire setup was constructed for a grand
program. Arrangements for stages and sitting
were also made with the sincere help of the
Police staffs. The folk artists were also used to
play the ‘Dhol’ to increase more participation.
Nature of Work Done:
In the beginning, the program was started with Mr. Jamal Khan, Local Folk artist, and his group
performing a folk song named “PANI RO WALO
PIJO”. The song was sung for the purpose of
motivating everyone to focus on RO Plant water
for the purpose of consumption. The people
present in the program were greatly influenced
by the rich folk music.
The program was enti rely anchored by Dr.
Jaswant Mayla, Principal. He efficiently carried
out the responsibility and was able to hold the
crowd together. He explained the benefits for
consuming pure and clean water. He explained
regarding the RO plant in brief and also
motivated the people present in the program in using RO Plant water for consumption purposes.
Next, the guests had arrived and the ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted successfully.
The guests were warmly welcomed in traditional Rajasthani manner using garlands, turbans
In the next session, the guests were invited on the podium one at a time to express their
In the beginning Mr. Hemant Sharma, IPS, Barmer,
was called upon. He addressed to the people present
in the program. He greatly praised the efforts of
CAIRN India and Dhara Sansthan regarding the
initiatives for setting up the RO plant.
He also spoke about the advantages of using RO
plant water for the purpose of consumption. And
mentioned the valuable point of setting up the RO
plant in Police Line compound as the plant will be
safe and will be secured all the time.
Next, Mr. Bhanu Prakash Yeturu, IAS Collector, Barmer, was called upon to share his valuable
opinion. He focused on the importance of pure water consumption. The greatly appreciated the
efforts of CAIRN India and Dhara Sansthan.
He also shared the information that the RO Plant model has been appreciated by the Rajasthan
Govt. and talks have been going on to try and implement this model in entire state of Rajasthan
Mr. O. P. Ujjwal, Deputy Superintendent,
Barmer Police, thanked and gave regards to the
efforts of TATA, CAIRN and Dhara Sansthan.
In between, Mr. Jamal Khan and his group
performed a folk song named “AAO PADHARO
MARO DESH” to motivate the people.
Next, Mr. Nilesh Jain, CAIRN Manager, CSR,
was requested to come upon the podium to
share his opinion. He addressed to the people
present in the program. He thanked the Village
Water Committees of the RO Plant villages and said that the initiatives would not have been
successful without their efforts.
Mr. Nilesh also suggested regarding providing RO plant water to all the households’ who do not
have access to clean and pure water.
Lastly, Mr. Sunil Dutt, IPS, Inspector General, was called upon to express his views. He gave his
best regards to CAIRN India and all the associates
with the company who made the RO Plant
initiatives a success. He also appreciated the
techniques implied in the RO Plants. As 20 Liters
of water was available for a meager amount of 5
INR, it is very much affordable for the villagers to
avail the facility. He also appreciated the ATW
card system in the RO Plants.
Mr. Jaswant called Mr. Mahesh Panpalia, CEO,
Dhara Sansthan to present the Abhinandan Patra
to the guests.
Also, Mementos were presented to the guests through the hands of Dr. Uma Bihari Dwivedi (CSR
Asst. Manager, CAIRN), Mr. O. P. Ujjwal, Mr. Mahesh Panpalia, Anita Rani (SHO, Women Police)
and Jogendra Kaur.
Finally the program was brought to an end and the thanks giving session was carried out by Mr.
O. P. Ujjwal and all the people present in the program were warmly thanked for their support
and participation. A tree plantation ceremony was held and the guests participated in it in the
Police Line compound. Lastly, snacks were distributed to the people present in the program.
Important guests present in the program were:
Mr. Sunil Dutt, IPS, Inspector General
Mr. Bhanu Prakash Yeturu, IAS, Collector
Mr. Hemant Sharma, IPS, Barmer Police
Mr. Nilesh Jain, CAIRN Manager, CSR
Ms. Ritu Jhingon, General Manager, CSR, CAIRN India Ltd.
Mrs. Usha Jain, Sabhapati, Nagar Parishad.