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Bosch breathes life into Shyanumangala Lake in Bidadi

Shyanumangala Lake in Bidadi
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Bengaluru – Bosch Limited inaugurated the rejuvenated Shyanumangala Lake today, situated adjacent to its manufacturing facility in Bidadi. Over the past few years, the Shyanumangala Tank had been losing its charm due to encroachments and mismanagement. The rise in pollution and regular dumping of the village’s garbage threatened the survival of the tank. Adding to this, blocking of catchment area had led to the accumulation of silt and reduction in the tank’s storage capacity.

Bidadi was once famous for grape cultivation and poultry farming. Recognizing the tank’s significance for the town and its nearby communities, Bosch initiated immediate restoration activities in late 2017. These included key activities like construction of cattle trough outside the tank area, desilting, bund strengthening, shrub clearance, treatment along catchment area, and formation of walking paths, construction of drains, barbed wire fencing, chain link fencing and plantation among others.

The idea behind initiating the project was a part of Bosch’s commitment towards preserving biodiversity and working towards the sustainability of the communities it operates in and around. Bosch values that include responsibility towards the society and environmental sustainability, propelled this initiative further. The company held discussions with the Panchayat development officers regarding the activities and also discussed it with the community members before proceeding.

Speaking at the occasion of the tank inauguration, Mr. Soumitra Bhattacharya, Managing Director, Bosch Limited and President, Bosch Group India said, “At Bosch, we recognize the importance of preserving natural resources and promoting environmental sustainability. By identifying the growing need to cater to the demands of the localities near the tank, we started rejuvenation efforts in 2017. The benefits witnessed by the tank rejuvenation stand testimonial to our overall sustainability practices. We will continue to further our efforts and will contribute to more restoration practices.”

Mr. A. Manjunath, Member of Legislative Assembly, Magadi also present at the inauguration said, "I feel honored to be a part of this initiative by Bosch Limited. We are in constant need of a clean and sustainable environment and the rejuvenation of Shyanumangala lake by Bosch Bidadi Management is a positive step towards it. I would request the general public to cooperate us in maintaining the lake waters and keeping the surrounding clean and litter free by responsibly using the lake."

The rejuvenated lake will not only benefit the local population for domestic utilities but also lead to recharging of ground water table and restoring the micro environment in the surrounding areas.

About Bosch in India

In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Additionally, Bosch has in India the largest development center outside Germany, for end to end engineering and technology solutions. The Bosch Group operates in India through twelve companies: Bosch Limited – the flagship company of the Bosch Group in India – Bosch Chassis Systems India Private Limited, Bosch Rexroth (India) Private Limited, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Private Limited, Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Limited, BSH Home Appliances Private Limited, ETAS Automotive India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Private Limited, Automobility Services and Solutions Private Limited, Newtech Filter India Private Limited and Mivin Engg.Technologies Private Limited. In India, Bosch set-up its manufacturing operations in 1951, which has grown over the years to include 16 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers. The Bosch Group in India employs over 31,500 associates and generated consolidated sales of about ₨.19,996 crores* (2.54 billion euros) in fiscal year 2020 of which ₨. 14,011 crores*(1.78 billion euros) are from consolidated sales to third parties. The Bosch Group in India has close to 15,650 research and development associates.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. Its operations ar e divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solu-tions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and con-nected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that ei-ther contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineer-ing, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

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