Chemplast Sanmar provides 35 lakh litres of drinking water every day to villages around Mettur. The water has improved the lives of 12,000 families. In addition to the pipeline, Chemplast has built water tanks in partnership with the Government of Tamil Nadu in the 'Namakku Naame' scheme. The Group has adopted the governing principle of not drawing any ground water in order to maintain the water table for the general community. Instead, the company uses desalinated seawater in its coastal plants, although the aquifer runs very close to the surface. This is part of the company's environmentally conscious water-management strategy.
People drawing water from drinking water pipes and a water tank constructed by Chemplast Sanmar
To benefit the citizens of Mettur and nearby localities, Chemplast Sanmar has built a new railway station with attendant facilities at Mettur Dam. Chemplast Sanmar has contributed Rs.6 crore for the construction of the new railway station at Mettur Dam with all modern facilities and conveniences for the public. This has immensely benefitted the local population.
Women attending the tailoring classes
Chemplast Mettur organised a free training programme in tailoring for the rural women of Thangamapuripattinam, Mettur Dam, on 24 February 2013.
Chemplast Sanmar runs three schools at Mettur - Vaidheeswara Higher Secondary School, Vaidheeswara Primary School and Vaidheeswara Vidya Mandhir Matriculation Higher Secondary School. These schools are enabled with qualified teachers, well-equipped labs and libraries.
The Vaidheeswara Group of Schools at Mettur
To enable rural students to compete with their urban counterparts and to prevent school dropouts, Chemplast Sanmar runs evening study centres in the villages near its plants at Mottur, Veeranur and Kozhipannai, situated around Mettur. These study centres are open on all days of the week except Sundays and classes are conducted for a couple of hours daily.
Chemplast Sanmar every year conducts free medical camps for the villages located around Mettur. These medical camps provide free medical care and medicines to the rural populace around Mettur. Medical professionals, who are specialists in various disciplines, such as Neurology, Cardiology, Diabetes, Gynaecology and Paediatrics attend on the patients. Diagnostic tests such as blood sugar, ECG, ultrasound and scans are conducted free of cost. The Centres are located at Veeranur, Thangamapuripattinam, Panangadu and Mottur. Chemplast Sanmar enlists the services of experienced doctors who have a passion for Community Service.
An awareness programme on eye infections and related injuries was organised by Chemplast Mettur on 27 December 2012 with Dr Arul Mozhi Varman from Agarwal Eye Hospital, Salem, lecturing on eye infections.
A medical camp on asthma, allergy and respiratory diseases was conducted on 16 December 2012. Respiratory Physician Dr Krishnaveni spoke on asthma allergic related complications and preventive measures.
A pulse polio programme was conducted at Mettur on 20 January 2013.
About eight hundred people benefited from a free medical camp organised by Chemplast at Mettur. Doctors from Chemplast, Dr D Valaiparameswaran and Dr S Saravanan oversaw the camp that was conducted in coordination with Gokulam Hospitals, Salem, on 10 February 2013.