Water Conservation Policy
On Craigmore Plantations (India) Private Limited, we realise that fresh water is one of the most precious natural resources available on this planet and failure to conserve this precious and already scarce natural resource will spell doom, especially to Agrarian businesses like tea plantations that have a large dependent population living on their estates requiring large volumes of water for domestic purposes. In order to conserve fresh water, the Company is committed to its conservation and to this end it assures:
- That in all tea fields, it will cut water conservation trenches that traps rain water and allows the same to soak in to the soil with out flowing off, especially is very steep sections.
- It will ensure that all fresh water available on its estates is kept free from any form of pollution with in its control.
- The Company will strive to harvest all rain water on the Group from its buildings in a phased manner, to increase the availability of ground water.
- The Company commits to build as many check dams on its estates as possible to prevent rain water flowing off and being wasted, which will also serve in increasing the ground water levels.
- The Company will work towards creating natural water bodies on its estates that will store rain water so that the same may be used for wild life and for domestic use only.
- The Company will prohibit any bore wells on its land so that ground water is preserved for the future.
- The Company as a policy will not use water available on its estates for irrigation of its tea fields, so that this scarce natural resource can be preserved exclusively for human consumption in the future.
- The Company will take all possible measures to ensure that all rain water flowing on road sides are channelized through proper drains and culverts into the closest stream carrying fresh water with out polluting the same.
- Existing fresh water bodies on the estates will be maintained and protected at all cost.
- The Company will ensure it does not discharge or deposit industrial or domestic waste water into natural water bodies.