Snapdeal.com Nagar is the Name of the Adopted Village
Snapdeal.com a popular indian deal-coupons company had recently raised a large sum of capital to promote its ventures. US $ 12 Million to be precise. The company headed by CEO Kunal Bahl claims
[quote]Their Goal has always been to build a socially responsible organization, and that the decision to provide clean drinking water for the village came from a conversation with one of its 500 employees in the hallways.[/quote]
To show their gratitude, the village’s residents have decided to rename their village to Snapdeal.com Nagar, cheap publicity stunt?, Actually not, the company had no idea that this was going to happen, is what they claim anyway.
[quote]We honestly did something very simple – didn’t even cost that much – and installed 15 hand pumps, which now enable clean water within a distance of 50 meters for all the residents of the village.We must have spent a total of $5000 on getting this and the really cool part about this is that these 15 hand pumps will give clean water to the villagers for the next 15-20 years![/quote]
Bahl also explained that they’ll be doing a lot more over the next few years for the community in this village, such as upgrading facilities in the local school and hospital.
The Gesture was also a sort of slap in the face of local authorities which fail to provide basic necessities such as clean water. We are happy to see Indian companies rise to their responsibilities especially if they have had an amazingly fast growth.