About RCC Platinum Trust

In the year 2005 RCC Platinum was formed where 200 members from various businesses came together on one platform. Various activities were being carried out viz. Sports, HRD, Cultural, Long Tour with the objective of creating fellowship and bonding amongst the members. Social responsibility is a natural trait which every human being should possess. Understanding the society and its requirements it is utmost important to know the type of contribution that one can make towards the betterment of the society – realizing this, after one year of operations, the members felt that with the collective strength a Trust could be formed to cater to the needs of section of society who did not have a cloth to wrap around – thus BLANKET scheme was started under “Bhawarlal Ajit Kumar Gothi Trust” in the year 2009. There was a very big requirement to make pure drinking water available in various organisations and schools – thus PAANI scheme was started under “Manohar Raj Kamala Kankaria Paani Project “in the year 2012.

Projects by RCC Platinum Trust

Paani – The RO Project

The Trust has adopted the social cause of providing clean drinking water through RO based water purification plants in schools. Addressing the scarcity of the basic necessity of drinking water for the under privileged school going children in Tamilnadu. The RCC Platinum Trust establishes RO plants in the school premises and also arranges for their upkeep and maintenance for the next 5 years, in schools under the project titled “PAANI”. Under this scheme of providing clean drinking water, the Trust has installed RO plants covering many schools benefiting 1000s of students till date and also extended the scheme to hospitals too.

Awareness

Clean drinking water is a necessity in the sweltering heat of Tamilnadu summers. There is severe water scarcity in the state and this year it has been officially declared  as a drought prone area. Under these circumstances RCC Platinum Trust has vowed to deal with this severe condition and set up RO based water purification plant in schools to help the school students of poor households to battle with the situation. Sickness due to contaminated water is one of the major causes of absenteeism in schools. Many children experience a decrease in their learning potential, which in turn leads to stunted development, lower concentration and poor academic performances. A lack of access to clean drinking water has repercussions on the quality of teaching as well. As a result, the best teachers refuse to work in such schools. Improving access to clean drinking water enables children to fully benefit from their rights to basic education. Surveys show that children under the age of five die every day from diseases, closely linked to clean drinking water.

PAANI generates 1000s of litres of water per day to the underprivileged school children. Since most of these students do not have access to clean drinking water in their homes, with the efforts under the PAANI scheme, the Trust has successfully provided then safe drinking water.