JAMMU, Aug 29: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), India’s second largest oil marketing company, today extended a financial support of Rs 10 lakh for construction of community toilets at Leh.
The amount was given by the company under its corporate social responsibility. These toilets will come up at Chubikatpa at a total cost of Rs 10 lakh and shall be constructed by Rural Development Department.
A formal MoU between Deputy Commissioner cum CEO LAHDC, Avny Lavasa and Territory Manager of BPCL, Rajesh Sharma, was signed in April 2018 to take this initiative forward. Having released the first installment of MoU, officials of the Corporation handed over a cheque worth Rs 10 lakh to Dorjay Motup, CEC LAHDC in the presence of Executive Councilors, Gyal P Wangyal and Tsering Sangdup on August 27.
Earlier, during a formal meeting with CEC and ECs of LAHDC, Rajesh Sharma shared the progress of Company’s business proposals and its contribution in supplying fuel to far flung establishments of Defense at borders in Ladakh region.
Pertinent to mention here that Former Minister, Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjey in November 2017 had requested BPCL to give support in taking the Swatch Bharat Mission forward and without any delay, the officials of the corporation in association with Deputy Commissioner Leh identified Chubikatpa for the purpose.
This place was in need of a community toilet as it was surrounded by a community hall with busy public area around but without toilets.