Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF) bagged the first prize in the ‘Community Initiatives by Industry’ category at the FICCI Water Awards 2013. Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia presented the award to ACF Head and Joint President (CSR) ACL, Pearl Tiwari at a grand felicitation held at the Federation House, New Delhi.ACF is being recognised for its endeavour and visionary approach in the area of water resource management and efficiency. Expressing pride at ACF winning this award, ACL CEO and Deputy MD Ajay Kapur said, “Over the past two decades, ACF has been working consistently in keeping with the sustainable point of view that is line with the company vision. We are being acknowledged for the hardwork, and we accept this recognition both with pride and humility. Our endeavours have borne fruit, thanks to the active participation of the many stakeholders including the communities with whom we work closely.”ACF has adopted water resource management as one of its key focus areas to create an impact on the environment, groundwater resources, agriculture and allied livelihood activities. These programme lay emphasis on sustainability through community action and involves water harvesting, conservation and bringing change in attitude among communities.