HUAWEI INDIA R&D CENTER SPONSORS CLEAN DRINKING FACILITIES IN RURAL BENGALURU
Bengaluru, India. Huawei India R&D Center, the largest overseas R&D center of Huawei, today announced the inauguration of safe drinking water facilities in rural parts of Bengaluru, as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Huawei India R&D Center has identified provisioning of clean drinking water in villages and rural areas as an urgent and important need for the overall development of society. Towards contributing to this basic need, Huawei is setting up clean drinking water facilities (RO Plants) in 10 villages in Bengaluru in partnership with the MLA of Mahadevapura, and Former Minister – Higher Education and Health, Government of Karnataka, Shri Arvind Limbavali.
The RO Plants installation programme is a 50:50 partnership between Huawei and the MLA (Under the MLA Local Development Grant Scheme), to provide clean drinking water to the villages. The construction and installation of 4 such RO plants have been completed in Nallurahalli, Seetharampalya, Mullur and Panathur. Each RO Plant has a capacity to dispense 500 units of 20 litres of pure drinking water every day, which will tremendously benefit the villages.
Huawei is committed to supporting local communities in the geographies that it operates, and undertakes a range of social contribution projects and works hand-in-hand with community organizations to deliver basic services. In Bengaluru, Huawei has identified education, clean drinking water and sanitation as the areas to contribute, towards bringing about a change in the rural landscape.
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About Huawei India R&D Center
Huawei Technologies India is the largest overseas R&D center of Huawei. Established in the year 1999 in Bengaluru, the India R&D center is engaged in developing products and components including telecom VAS, BSS, OSS, e-commerce, terminal device software, and cutting-edge software in the areas of Big Data, Cloud, NFV, SDN, IOT, and storage.
The India R&D center has evolved as a key platform/component/solutions development and delivery center of Huawei for global markets, and has end-to-end ownership of all software platforms, components and products being developed in this center. With employee strength of over 4000 software engineers, market technical support engineers and management professionals, Huawei Technologies India is one of the significant overseas R&D center of Huawei.
In line with the core values of Huawei globally, Huawei Technologies India has actively participated in the development of local communities. Since its inception, Huawei India has always been in the forefront, lending a helping hand during natural calamities, funding education of under privileged children, promotion of sports for the handicapped children, etc.
Illustrative of its social commitment, the Huawei Merit Scholarship Program was set up to award the students of top 8 Engineering colleges in Karnataka, who show academic excellence in their respective fields of study. The India R&D Center is also setting up innovation labs at top tier engineering colleges in Bengaluru, with a focus on Android and SDN technologies to nurture ICT talent.
Under its local community development programmes, Huawei India R&D Center has setup RO plants to provide clean drinking water to the villages of Nallurahalli, Seetharampalya, Mullur, Panathur in Bengaluru. The company has also undertaken initiatives to build basic sanitation facilities and toilet blocks for the children at ten government schools.
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