In The Community
Amazon India teams up with BBMP to clean Mahadevpura lake.
One of the biggest issues plaguing the city of Bangalore has undoubtedly been its incapability to control the waste and sewage being dumped into its lakes. Bangalore, which is home to many lakes – Ulsoor, BTM and Bellandur for example, has seen pollutants spoil the natural beauty and quality of water in their lakes. Mahadevpura Lake is another example where the levels of pollution had reached an unbearable level and to mitigate this, Amazon India teamed up with the BBMP and United Way Bengaluru to construct a sewage treatment plant.Read More
No more overloaded schoolbags for rural kids in Kurund, Maharashtra
For 15-year-old Ravi from a small village near Mumbai, school is no longer drudgery. The huge load of textbooks he reluctantly lugged to school every day is gone. In its place is a Kindle loaded with his textbooks and reference material.
In the dusty village of Kurund, on the outskirts of Mumbai in Maharashtra, 15-year-old Ravi Kumar has very limited access to higher education. He knows that access to a computer along with the Internet and reference material would help him score better in the exceedingly competitive college entrance exams, but he also knows that they are out of reach.Read more
Lighting Rural Lives with Renewable Energy
We recently provided two village community centers in Haryana with solar panels for electrification, under Amazon READ India initiative. In addition, two Government schools at Jhamwas Village near Taoru in Haryana were also installed with solar panels. Altogether, these renewable energy resources are set to empower the rural communities of Sonepat and Taoru with 12KW of solar-powered electricity.
At Amazon, we strive to use our scale and our inventive culture to work on sustainability and in protecting our environment. To this end, we recently piloted a renewable energy project through our Rural Education and Development (READ) India initiative under our umbrella Amazon Cares program.Read more