Agriculture & Rural Development

AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT

We are working with farmers to plant the seeds of a prosperous future by helping them better understand their soil, irrigation, fertilisers and seeds to maximise their harvest. Initiatives to enhance their understanding of other aspects of their businesses, like the packaging and marketing of their products, have also been put into action.

These measures will ensure that farmers, including those who are women, are able to maximise their productivity while also empowering them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their market.

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Women Farmers
Women Farmers

supported in Sinnar and Nashik through
BISLD in 2019-2020

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Widowed Farmers
Widowed Farmers

in Osmanabad supported from
2019 to 2021

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Migrant Families
Migrant Families

trained to become self-reliant farmers

National Farmers’ Day, or Kisan Divas celebrations in Maharashtra and Gujarat, in collaboration with Finolex Industries on 23rd December, 2021

  • Kisan day Masar Distribution of spray pump

Distribution of Fertiliser Sprayer Pumps in Masar village, Gujarat

(Backed by Finolex Industries)

Mukul Madhav Foundation celebrated Kisan Divas by providing 132 small farmers from the Masar village with sprayer pumps after the Masar Gram Panchayat put in a request to support them.The sprayer pumps will come in handy every 10-15 days for spraying fertilisers.

The Sarpanch of the village expressed his gratitude and said that he and the entire village were grateful to the foundation for their continued support to farmers in their village

Distribution of fertiliser sprayer pumps and kits in Nimgaon, Solapur

(Backed by Finolex Industries)

Mukul Madhav Foundation celebrated Farmers’ Day by distributing sprayer pumps and safety kits to 100 farmers from the Nimgaon village in Solapur.

Each safety kit included industrial gloves, a mask, goggles, rechargeable torches, safety shoes, bags and waterproof caps. This initiative was made possible by the Madha Welfare Foundation.

  • Kisan day solapur distribution of Sprayer pump
  • Kisan day Ratnagiri Beneficiaries

Conducted field-based agricultural skills and education workshops at Golap. Ratnagiri

(Backed by Finolex Industries)

On the occasion of Kisan Divas, MMF, with assistance from the Agricultural Department of Ratnagiri and the Golap Gram Panchayat, conducted an agricultural skills workshop for the farmers and educated them about new cultivation techniques, and the importance of using organic fertilisers and pesticides. We distributed vegetable seeds to farmers from nearby villages which will enable them to cover at least 32 acres for cultivation.

130 farmers attended this workshop at the Golap Gram Panchayat office, keeping all social distancing and COVID prevention norms.

BAIF Development Research Foundation in Sinnar, Nashik, Maharashtra

In a joint initiative with Finolex, Mukul Madhav Foundation and Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation Institute of Sustainable Livelihoods and Development (BISLD), 100 women farmers were trained to enhance crop productivity and farm mechanisation in Sinnar, Nashik, Maharashtra. Hopefully, these women will champion 1,000 other women to become successful farmers.

The project was implemented across Sinnar in Paste, Jamgaon, Khaprale, and Chandrapur Villages.

These women are already involved in agricultural activities and own land plots, cultivating cereals, staples, vegetables, and the like.

  • 100 women farmers were trained to enhance crop productivity and farm mechanisation – Nasik, Maharashtra – in 2019-20
  • May 2021 – Started project of Promoting women-centric as well as non-farm livelihoods – Silvassa, Gujarat – for 60 women

Collaboration with Shapoorji Pallonji Pvt. Ltd., Silvassa, Gujarat

Project Implementation Partner: BAIF Development Research Foundation

The project will demonstrate an empowering model with women farmers for both farms and non-farm livelihoods and introduce farm mechanisation at the grassroots level. The aim is to train 60 women farmers in improved agricultural practices who will, in turn, sensitise around 300 women farmers on efficient farming practices. We also wanted to promote farm mechanisation with women farmers at the village level and build an enabling ecosystem. The intent was to encourage non-farm livelihoods through mushroom cultivation by 150 women from landless, small, and marginal farming households. This would help build the capacities of women farmers while empowering them as influencers in everyday rural life.

Widowed women farmers supported – Osmanabad Project, Osmanabad, Maharashtra

In Osmanabad, we helped 312 widowed women ensure their land entitlement documentation was in order and taught them how to manage their farms, price and market their products by themselves.

We also trained over 5,400 farmers in 12 villages in Maharashtra similarly and distributed seeds as well.

Our ground partners were Mahabeej, a government agency where seeds were procured at a subsidised cost, and Paryay Foundation, who helped us identify beneficiaries on the ground every year.

  • In 2019, training was provided to 312 widow farmers on goat farming, honeybee collection, soya milk collection, and marketing
  • Supported 150 migrants by training in Agriculture & Livelihood

Supported 150 migrant tribal families in their livelihood in the Agriculture sector in 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many migrants lost their jobs and livelihoods and began to return to their villages and hometowns. At this juncture, a cluster was identified in Palghar.

We supported 150 migrants by training these families in the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and how to improve their kitchen gardens with a startup kit of paddy seeds, urea briquettes and vegetable saplings.

SRI

This is a method where fewer inputs yield more crops. One agriculturist to one household training, coupled with 2 kgs paddy seeds and 18 kgs vermin urea briquettes per household, ensured that each family could harvest 600 kgs of paddy.

 

Improved Kitchen Gardens

Thirty to forty vegetable seedlings per household will lead to a harvest of a minimum of 52 kgs vegetables valued at Rs 2,080 per household for home consumption and sale. This included 24 kgs pumpkin, 4 kgs chillies, 6 kgs brinjal, 2.4 kgs bhindi, 5 kgs goshali, 2.4 kgs ghevadi, 2.4 kgs karela and 6 kgs ash pumpkin.

Outcome

This intervention helped 150 tribal families become self-sufficient. Now, these families have settled down in their villages, pursuing farming as their primary source of income. They have realised that the amount they earn now is more than what they used to earn when they had migrated.

FIL and MMF continue to work in the rural areas using the Holistic Rural Development Programme to make dignified and healthy living among the rural communities possible while also strengthening the communities’ self-governance.

Honeybee Project – Bhimashankar Pune

With Maharashtra Khadi Gramodyog Mahamandal, Mukul Madhav Foundation provided 17 tribal women with training in using honey bee boxes and supported them with a buyback scheme.

These tribal women will start their honey production as a small business. It will help make them independent and self-sufficient.

  • These women are in the age group between 25 to 45
  • They are trained and will generate employment opportunities in the village
  • Located in tribal areas of Pune District like Bhimashankar

With the Khadi Gramodyog and other collaborators like FICCI Flow and Rotary Club Sobo, MMF has trained 46 tribal women from Palghar district and provided them with beehive boxes.

  • Distributed honeybee Kits with the collaboration of Maharashtra Khadi Gramodyog Mahamandal, Pune
  • In June 2021, we distributed 415 kgs of rice seeds to 43 low-income farmers in Ratnagiri

Low-income farmers supported in Ratnagiri

The Sarpanch of Kasop and Phansop requested Mukul Madhav Foundation to provide rice seeds to 43 low-income farmers.

A total of 415 kgs of rice has since been distributed to them, resulting in around 35 acres of land under cultivation.

With the help and guidance of the Ratnagiri Agricultural Cooperative Society, high-quality rice seeds were purchased and distributed to the low-income farmers on 16th June 2021. Sarpanch, Gram Panchayat members and residents of Kasop and Phansop villages were present at the occasion.

Agricultural work is expected to start immediately.

Supporting farmers through the Central Agriculture Testing Laboratory

Madha Welfare Foundation, which helps the farming community and needy people in and around Madha Taluka, and Vitthalganga Farmers Producer, a company involved in the growing of crops, market gardening and horticulture, have jointly started a new project to show farmers how to test their soil and water for better yields. Demonstration plots, where farming techniques can be tested and taught will also be available. Additionally, this laboratory will provide farmers with a hostel to stay in while undertaking the reports.

Farmers are also provided with discounted agricultural services and products. Once this project is completed, it will be an integrated project on a cooperative basis in Western Maharashtra, which will not only benefit farmers from Solapur districts but also Pune, Osmanabad, Satara, Sangali and Ahmednagar districts.

  • Agriculture Testing Laboratory in Madha Solapur – Work Started in 7th September 2021

Some highlights of the project:
  • Total number of registered farmers: 4,000
  • Percentage of female farmers: 28%
  • Area covered in acres: Approx. 25000 acres.
  • Soil, water and tissue testing laboratory
  • Training to farmers

Finolex Industries and Mukul Madhav Foundation have supported this project with funds for construction. It was inaugurated on 7th September, 2021, and is estimated to be complete by April, 2022

The Jury council of “Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards” Congratulate “Mukul Madhav Foundation” for winning the “Best CSR Project in Sanitation” category Award at such platform. The award was collected by our Trustee Mr. Vijay Gurnani  along with MMF team members Mr Babalu Mokale and Mitesh Shrigiri.

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Mukul Madhav Foundation team is delighted and happy to share this news with our friends and well-wishers.

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For Kashmir, the pandemic has been a lot harder. After struggling with more than 18 months of shut down and limited access to internet connectivity, Kashmiris have been pushed to the verge of helplessness and misery
To help communities that have been scarred by the perpetual violence prevailing in the state, Mukul Madhav Foundation collaborated with Mrs. Nighat Shafi Pandit founder HELP Foundation to enable the severely affected get the aid they rightfully deserved.

Thank you for helping them earn not just a better livelihood, but their dignity and independence. Thank you for being kind enough to #GiveWithDignityTM
Through our Pan India Mission, #Give With Dignity we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these bounce back

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This Diwali, many are struggling to keep their hopes high due to the impact of the lockdown imposed in the past few months. Hard-hit by such dark times is Umed Pariwar in Pune, a rehabilitation cum residential facility for Intellectually Developmentally Disabled [IDD] people that provides them with life-long care once they're admitted.
Mukul Madhav Foundation, as a part of #GiveWithDignityTM, their Pan India Diwali initiative, feels immense pleasure to support Umed Pariwar by procuring a gift hamper handcrafted by the differently abled people (Divyang) of "Umed Pariwar".

Your support has enabled us to support them in their mission of caring for those who struggle to lead a dignified life.
Through our Pan India Mission #GiveWithDignityTM, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these bounce back

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Diwali is all about celebrating the victory of light over darkness. However, darkness has engulfed the lives of so many people in the past few months due to the lockdown and the pandemic.
To ensure that this Diwali brings a hopeful ray of light in many homes, Mukul Madhav Foundation is providing 21-day ration kits to 1000 underprivileged families of Bundelkhand region through its Diwali initiative #GiveWithDignityTM. We are also procuring diyas from a local potter Mr. Kripanath in Prayagraj to help him sustain his business in these trying times

Through our Pan India Mission #GiveWithDignityTM, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these bounce back

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The hard earned financial empowerment of many women artisans risked a grim demise when the lockdown hit our country. Years of hard work, heritage and native tradition was on the verge of being lost, just like the hopes of these artisans
Mukul Madhav Foundation, under its Diwali campaign #GiveWithDignityTM, joined hands with Ad-8, a craft group working with women from Rajasthan's borders to manufacture hand-made products, to procure 3000 eco-friendly masks that promote the indigenous innovation and designs across India.

Through our Pan India Mission #GiveWithDignityTM, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these bounce back

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The pandemic had locked down not only the nation but also the hygiene and wellness of millions of rural girls struggling to lead a dignified life. Years of efforts by Sobati, a sanitary napkin manufacturing unit empowering women with access to menstrual hygiene, were about to go in vain due to the joblessness and livelihood destruction caused by the lockdown.
Under the Diwali campaign #GiveWithDignityTM, Mukul Madhav Foundation is reinstating hope and faith in all the rural women associated with Sobati by procuring sanitary napkins from them for distribution across the country, eradicating the stigma around menstruation and making menstrual hygiene available to each and every girl.

Through our Pan India Mission #GiveWithDignityTM, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these bounce back

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Thousands across the country lost their livelihoods due to the pandemic and the countrywide lockdown that was imposed. One of the hardest hit were the farmers as the lockdown left them in a state of complete helplessness due to inaccessibility to market and transportation facilities leaving them on the verge of starvation and loss of income.
To help people those who need it the most in these trying times, Kamdar Organic Producers, an organisation run by farmers from Madhya Pradesh supported Mukul Madhav Foundation in their Diwali initiative #GiveWithDignityTM by providing daily ration items like rice, atta, etc. which were then distributed across the country. Through this, we could empower the farmers, revive their dying hope and make their Diwali full of joy and abundance.

Through our Pan India Mission, #GiveWithDignityTM, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these bounce back

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Innumerable jobs lost, livelihoods destroyed, dreams crushed and aspirations crumbled, the effects of the pandemic on millions of people and small businesses have been devastating.
To ensure that no more hopes are lost for the struggling local businesses, we are procuring papad from Vishwa Sindhi Sewa Sangam Mahila Udhyog, a small manufacturer in Mumbai, and distributing it across the country.

It was your contribution towards #GiveWithDignityTM, an initiative by Mukul Madhav Foundation, that dispelled the darkness of hopelessness and despair for them this Diwali
Through our Pan India Mission, #GiveWith Dignity, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these bounce back

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Suffering of thousands has been aggravated by the lockdown. However, it is the women and girls who are particularly struggling to survive, with widening gap in access to basic menstrual hygiene and sanitation.
With your support, Mukul Madhav Foundation has support Association for Social Health India, ASHI, a shelter home for destitute women and orphan girls from Jammu and Kashmir, by procuring sanitary napkins from them, and distributing it across the country to those in need. Together with them, we could double our kindness and impact, uplifting all those affected by the pandemic.

Through our Pan India Mission #GiveWithDignityTM, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these bounce back

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The ongoing pandemic has left many people in a state of complete despair and hopelessness. Thousands of families across the country are struggling to run their businesses and feed their families. In such times of crisis, we supported the livelihoods of Kedarnath Women Center by procuring a variety of grocery essentials such as Haldi, Tea etc. from them thus helping them revive their business.
Mukul Madhav Foundation, together with your support aims to spread hope and happiness this festive season. We are on a mission that no one sleeps on an empty stomach and no business has to shut down this Diwali.

Through our Pan India Mission #GiveWithDignityTM, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these bounce back

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Skill development, economic growth and entrepreneurship - the keys to a brighter future for many had been devastatingly marred by the lockdown. With the dreams and aspirations of many on hold, the Centre for Youth Development and Activities were at the risk of losing all the progress they had achieved in uplifting underprivileged youngsters, women and girls.
It was when Mukul Madhav Foundation, under its mission #GiveWithDignityTM, gave an order for thousands of masks to CYDA that the darkness finally gave way to rays of hope and happiness.

Through our Pan India Mission #GiveWithDignityTM, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these bounce back

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The last few months' lockdown has viciously shrouded small businesses and marginalized communities in a blanket of darkness. This Diwali, we are uplifting millions of such people open their eyes to a world of joy and light. To double the kindness, we have collaborated with The Wishing factory by Parth Thakur, that is working towards reaching out to those in need through their Diya Campaign.
Through #GiveWithDignityTM, Mukul Madhav Foundation's Pan India Diwali initiative, we are procuring diyas from The Wishing Factory to support them in their endeavour of gifting a joyous Diwali to those who have been at the forefront in these trying times.Through our Pan India Mission, #GiveWithDignityTM, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these bounce back

Prakash Pralhad Chhabria

Co-founder & President - Mukul Madhav Foundation & Executive Chairman of Finolex Industries Ltd.


Prakash Pralhad Chhabria is the Executive Chairman of Finolex Industries Limited and is a recognized industrialist with over three decades of hands-on experience. He was inducted as a Board Director in 1992 and took over as the Executive Chairman in 2012

Credited with transforming Finolex Industries into a reputed national brand, he has steered the Company onto this growth path by strategically restructuring business and finance. Under his leadership, the Company has achieved a turnover of INR 3,463 crores in FY 21.

Prakash Pralhad Chhabria has a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from the University of Evansville, Indiana. An Advanced Management Programme from Wharton Business School and an Executive Program from Stanford University further bolster his expertise.

He was recently awarded honorary Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.) degree by Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune, for his notable contribution to society.

With a core philosophy of attaining business prosperity in a sustainable manner, Finolex Industries gives back to the community through Mukul Madhav Foundation and its extensive CSR activities, giving hope to people who often feel they don’t have the right to be hopeful.

Prakash Pralhad Chhabria is an avid reader and enjoys delving into topics ranging from philosophy to history and spiritualism to culture. He is also a keen photographer and captures exciting vignettes.

Gayatri Prakash Chhabria

Trustee - Mukul Madhav Foundation


Gayatri Prakash Chhabria is the General Manager Strategy & Marketing at Finolex Industries and a Trustee at the Mukul Madhav Foundation.

With a major in Business from Warwick Business School, she has plunged headlong into the everyday workings of Finolex Industries, not just as a third-generation entrepreneur, but as a custodian of parivaar values that encompass and embrace every employee, dealer, supplier, vendor and associate. Bringing in a mix of strategic inputs and people initiatives, she works hard at being brutally fair. Seeking to constantly learn, explore and grow, as an individual, and also as an organization. Driven to build corporate associations, strengthen human resources, digitalize the legacy business and unite this large extended family of internal and external stakeholders with a common company culture. She is focused on doing all of this through the marketing and communication initiatives she spearheads. Inspired by the legacy of her grandfather, Shri. Pralhad Chhabria, who laid the foundation for a responsible, sustainable business that values trust and relationships as the core drivers to success.

As a Trustee at the Mukul Madhav Foundation, she positively engages with the focus areas of Finolex Industries to channel resources into education, healthcare, sustainability, and social welfare initiatives.

Hansika Prakash Chhabria

Trustee - Mukul Madhav Foundation


Hansika Prakash Chhabria has taken the core philosophy of the Chhabria family, and expanded it into the creative realm. With her fashion start-up, One Less, that builds on the values her grandfather, Shri Pralhad Chhabria, expounded – building a responsible, sustainable business that values trust and relationships as the core drivers to success. 

Armed with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts (Digital Culture) from King’s College London, she is stepping out into uncharted territory to carve out a space for herself as an entrepreneur and changemaker. Putting into action her thoughts on human and animal rights, gender equality, sustainability and the ever-growing need for sustainable fashion. Bringing it all together as her start-up that encourages organic, sustainable and ethically sourced clothing that both supports Indian industry and preserves the environment through a uniquely minimalistic style and eco-friendly approach to casual wear. She is also putting her deeply-entrenched values into practice as Trustee at the Mukul Madhav Foundation.

Ritu Prakash Chhabria

Co-founder Managing Trustee - Mukul Madhav Foundation


Ritu Prakash Chhabria is the Founder member and Managing Trustee of the Mukul Madhav Foundation (MMF). Working ceaselessly with MMF over the past 23 years to transform the way charity is done in India, she has constantly worked to support the under-served with dignity and not dole outs. Personally involved in impacting numerous lives and livelihoods through initiatives in education, healthcare, self-employment, women empowerment, sanitation, water conservation and every other genuine need that remains unfulfilled, and comes to her attention. Supporting and furthering the under-served across geographies, ages, gender, occupations, and religions. Her every action is powered by a deep spirituality, and her active practice of meditation and gratitude. 

With a Masters in International Relations, she majored in Economics from Richmond College, London, with a minor in Marketing. This has held her in good stead when liaising with local government bodies, benevolent corporates and international collaborators. Finding global support for MMF, with the establishment of MMF UK in 2018, and collaborations with Princess Trust, BAPIO, Caudwell, and Action Aid. 

With the association of MMF with Finolex Industries Limited (FIL) in 2014 as their official CSR partner, today Mrs. Chhabria sits on the Board of Directors at FIL as the Chairperson for CSR activities. She has recently been appointed as a nominee of Hinduja Foundation on the Board of Management of the P D Hinduja Sindhi Hospital, Bangalore, and as a Governing Body Member of FICCI FLO National (2021-2022). Besides these, she also brings her heartful expertise to work on the following committees and organisations.

  • Patron of the Kochi Biennale
  • Independent Ethics Committee of Symbiosis University
  • Steering Committee of the Hinduja Foundation
  • Member of Governing and Executive Council of National Health and Education Society (NHES), of the Hinduja Hospital
  • Trustee at Karachi Education Society and the Indian Red Cross Society, Pune. 
  • Committee member of the Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India- Empress Botanical Garden
  • Trustee on the Make A Wish Foundation’s Board in India (2014-2019) 
  • Honorary member with the Inner Wheel Club, Pune, (2020-2021)
  • Managing Committee member in IMC (2020-2021)
  • Honorary Member, Rotary Club of Parvati
  • General Body Member, Society of Friends of Sassoon Hospitals (SOFOSH) and Honorary Member, Rotary Club of SOBO (South Mumbai) 
  • Chairperson, FICCI Flo, Pune 2019-2020

Vijay G. Gurnani

Trustee - Mukul Madhav Foundation


Vijay Gurnani is a reputed businessman and philanthropist with business interests in various sectors, mainly shipping and export. A first generation entrepreneur, he started his working life on the shop floor of an automotive manufacturer, quickly moving on to greater and more ambitious things. He has built his companies with determination and passion. This same passion he carries into his work with the under-served, making a difference to the orphaned, the old and abandoned, and the impoverished. As Trustee at the Mukul Madhav Foundation, he inspires and supports the team with his strong values and innate goodness. 

Corona recognition - Gujarat

Shri. Acharya Devvrat-Hon. Governor of Gujarat

Shri Amit Shah - Union Home - Co-Operation Minister, Shri. Acharya Devvrat-Hon. Governor of Gujarat and Shri. Vijaybha

CSR Times award for Healthcare

CSR Times award for Education

Bapio Awards for Phenomenal work done in India during Covid

Prakash Pralhad Chhabria

Co-founder & President - Mukul Madhav Foundation & Executive Chairman of Finolex Industries Ltd.


Prakash Pralhad Chhabria is the Executive Chairman of Finolex Industries Limited (FIL) since 2012. With over three decades of hands-on experience, he was inducted as a Board Director in 1992, before he took over as Executive Chairman.

Over recent years, he has earned himself the reputation of being a sound and visionary industrialist. Skillfully steering FIL and its reputation by strategically restructuring business and finance. Putting it on a growth trajectory that has seen it establish its dominance as a reputed national brand, with a turnover of INR 3,463 crores in FY 21.

His innate strengths and real-world experience have been further honed by a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from the University of Evansville, Indiana; an Advanced Management Programme from Wharton Business School; and an Executive Program from Stanford University.

At FIL, his focus has been on attaining business prosperity in a sustainable manner. Forward integrating and backward integrating, not just to impact the business and its stakeholders, but the community and the environment that extend beyond. Taking on responsibility for society at large, not just as a government mandate of Corporate Social Responsibility, but with the foresight and bigger picture perspective that everything and everybody is connected. This personal belief has brought FIL and MMF together. Giving back to the community, and completing the circle. Amongst other awards and recognitions, he was recently awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.) degree by Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune, for his notable contribution to society.

This larger order view of the world could be attributed to Mr. Chhabria's upbringing, his love for reading, and his interest in philosophy, history, spiritualism and culture. A keen photographer, the world always looks interesting through his lens.

Late Shri Pralhad Chhabria

Founder Trustee - Mukul Madhav Foundation & Founder of Finolex Group.


The late Shri Pralhad P. Chhabria is the founder of the Finolex Group of companies, and the kind hand that shaped its policies and values right from its early years. The hand that was always open, giving as much as it received. Supporting and furthering the Mukul Madhav Foundation through its fledgling years.

The hand that continues to be placed over us in blessing. Continuing to inspire and guide us through the legacy of values he has left behind. Humility and an ability to focus on the basics. With an emphasis on quality, constant learning, and pushing for excellence. And most of all, to achieve great heights not as individuals, but by bringing people together.

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Much like many small businesses, this mother and her sons were also forced to shut down their provision store. Even though severely affected by the pandemic and suffering major losses, the family did not lose hope.

Seeing many families like them struggling to barely make ends meet, this family decided to start SNR, a small scale unit to manufacture multi-purpose masala right in the middle of the pandemic. This mother and sons duo is an inspiration for us all to overcome these dark times and build the best for us with what we have.

With your support, Mukul Madhav Foundation through its Diwali campaign, is proud to support SNR by raising Rs 5,79,500 for the SHG.

Thank you for being kind enough to
#GiveWithDignityTM

Through our Pan India Mission, #GiveWithDignityTM, we are supporting 70k families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these SHG's bounce back

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Ariharan Guruswamy, a resident of Madurai city, Tamil Nadu and an engineer by profession, soon realized that his heart was in making a difference and that's when he set up a Self Help Group called Sigura Oil.

The SHG worked closely on establishing better supply chains and marketing linkages among farmers involved in sesame oil production. The forward moving enterprise suddenly caught itself in a bottleneck when the lockdown was announced. The painstaking efforts taken to set up their businesses were close to falling apart.

However, your contribution ensured that the first rays of sun hit Akshay and his SHG's many small scale farmers.

Through our Pan India Mission, #GiveWithDignityTM, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 small businesses to bounce back.

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Diwali has always been very special for the differently abled students at ADAPT, Mumbai.
More so because this is that time of the year when they get to show the world what they are capable of.

Their beautiful creations have over the years lit up many homes. However this year, due to the pandemic, they feared a decline in sales which also meant lack of income for their families

This Diwali, your support came as the glimmering ray of hope for them. It enables us to include diyas made by them in the grocery kits being distributed to families in need. Because of you this year too, Diyas made by them will light up thousands of homes

Thank you for supporting these differently abled artists enjoy a Diwali full of hope and happiness
Thank you for helping them earn not just a better livelihood, but their dignity and independence.
Thank you for being kind enough to
#GiveWithDignityTM

Through our Pan India Mission, #GiveWithDignityTM we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 35 of these SHG's bounce back

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The 40 tribal women from Shakti have been an inspiration for the entire district of Kandhamaal District, Orissa for fighting oppression and achieving financial independence.

Together, these women have been the force behind establishing their own business and empowering many farmers in the area. They directly procure grains from the local farmers and take care of packaging and marketing of Haldi, moong dal raagi

With the lockdown, travel restrictions and lack for proper resources, years of their efforts and hard work were at stake. Thank you for being their hope.

Through our Pan India Mission, #GiveWithDignityTM, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these bounce back

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At a young age of only 20, Payal's life turned upside down as her biggest support system, her father lost the battle against cancer. At an age when we all aim to dream big with the help and support of our families, Payal was left alone to figure out her way in the world. Today, at 26, Payal has risen above her loss and struggles and become a changemaker in the truest sense. She has provided employment to the women of her village by setting up a low cost Sanitary Pad making unit. This has made the women of Rangiatikra financially independent.

With the lockdown, travel restrictions and lack for proper resources, years of her efforts and hardwork was at stake. But, because of people like you, she got an opportunity to not only keep her business afloat but also ensure that sanitary napkins reached women in need through the Mukul Madhav Foundation's Diwali campaign.

Through our Pan India Mission, #GiveWithDignityTM, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these bounce back.

SUCCESS STORIES

The past few months have completely crushed the lives of millions across the country.

The countrywide lockdown rendered people struggling to get access to the bare necessities whereas the small and local business owners faced their own struggles.

We aim to bridge this gap of necessities of people and struggles of local businesses, by procuring salt from Kasthuri salt, a small manufacturer of rock salt, in the southern part of India and distributing it across the country.

Closer to Diwali, you came as the only ray of hope in their lives by contributing towards  #GiveWithDignityTM, an initiative by Mukul Madhav Foundation

Through our Pan India Mission, #GiveWithDignityTM, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these bounce back.

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What happens when 25 women and children from Gujarat come together to help each other lead a better life? They overcome all challenges together, stand strong in the face of despair and become an inspiration for all of us.

The members of Sharda Social Welfare Trust for specially abled women and children always had a unique determination to pursue their dreams with faith and resilience. Their conviction to lead empowered lives only got stronger with each passing day.

That is why, for Mukul Madhav Foundation's Diwali campaign, there were no second guesses about who to source the 17,800 diyas and 9000 masks from for mass distribution.

Through our Pan India Mission, #GiveWithDignityTM, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 small businesses to bounce back

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In a country where 36 percent women struggle with lack of access to basic menstrual hygiene, the pandemic only widened this gap.

Bestie, a sanitary napkin manufacturer, based at Theni, Tamil Nadu, became the ray of glimmering hope in the lives of many when Mukul Madhav Foundation, through its Diwali campaign, procured this hygiene essential from them.

With your support and aid, we aim to uplift and empower all those who struggled in the past few months and are still trying to battle its impacts.

Through our pan-India mission, #GiveWithDignityTM we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 120 of these bounce back.

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At a young age of only 20, Payal's life turned upside down as her biggest support system, her father lost the battle against cancer. At an age when we all aim to dream big with the help and support of our families, Payal was left alone to figure out her way in the world. Today, at 26, Payal has risen above her loss and struggles and become a changemaker in the truest sense. She has provided employment to the women of her village by setting up a low cost Sanitary Pad making unit. This has made the women of Rangiatikra financially independent.

With the lockdown, travel restrictions and lack for proper resources, years of her efforts and hardwork was at stake. But, because of people like you, she got an opportunity to not only keep her business afloat but also ensure that sanitary napkins reached women in need through the Mukul Madhav Foundation's Diwali campaign.

Through our Pan India Mission, #GiveWithDignity, we are supporting 70,000 families across 24 states with grocery & hygiene essentials that are being procured locally from small businesses thus helping 35 of these SHG's bounce back.

Ruby Hall Cancer Centre

Ruby Hall Cancer Centre

Mrs. Ritu Prakash Chhabria, Managing Trustee of Mukul Madhav Foundation was presented with this award by the Family Care Projects Pune in 2006. This award is a token of their gratitude for all her help and support.

Family Care Projects Pune

Family Care Projects Pune

Mrs. Ritu Prakash Chhabria, Managing Trustee of Mukul Madhav Foundation was presented with this award by the Family Care Projects Pune in 2006. This award is a token of their gratitude for all her help and support.

Rotary Club Poona North

Managing Trustee of Mukul Madhav Foundation, Mrs. Ritu Prakash Chhabria was awarded by the Rotary Club Poona North on the 21st of February 2009 for her efforts and initiatives in mitigating child mortality.

Sanman Patra Muktai Award

Sanman Patra Muktai Award

On the 1st of June, 2013 our representative Mrs. Meena D'sa received the Muktai Award on behalf of the Managing Trustee of Mukul Madhav Foundation Mrs. Ritu Prakash Chhabria for outstanding work in the field of Healthcare and Education. The award is named after Sant Muktai who was the younger sister of Sant Dnyaneshwara and has been presented for the last 21 years to women for their selfless contribution towards socially and economically challenged people. This year's award was presented in Pune by the esteemed hands of the Ex-President of India, Shrimati Pratibhatai Patil, in the presence of the Speaker of the Assembly of Maharashtra, Shri Dilip Valse Patil and Shri Sopankaka Valhekar Maharaj of Aatmonnati and Vishwashanti Sadhak Sanstha, Mumbai.

The Walk of Honour

Our Managing Trustee Mrs. Ritu Prakash Chhabria was honoured by the Chandrakala Sanap and Prashanti Cancer Care Mission on the 18th of August 2013 at The Signature Premier Pune Style Week 2013.

These two institutes had invited ten extraordinary woman of substance from the Peshwa city of Pune, for the Walk of Honour for exemplary work in their fields and honouring them for their achievements.

Prashanti Cancer Care Mission

Prashanti Cancer Care Mission Awards 2014

On the 10th of February, 2014, Dr. C.B Koppiker, Founder of Prashanti Cancer Care Mission (a Pune based NGO with a vision dedicated to fighting and dealing with trauma of cancer) awarded our Managing Trustee, Mrs. Ritu Chhabria for her outstanding dedication, contribution and commitment in the field of social work towards the cancer foundation and her exemplary contribution on making life more meaningful for cancer patients.

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The Pride of Pune Award

Managing Trustee of Mukul Madhav Foundation, Mrs. Ritu Prakash Chhabria was felicitated with the 'Pride of Pune Award' for contribution to the fields of social work and philanthropy and her efforts towards healthcare awareness initiatives in Pune – especially her involvement with cancer patients and her initiatives towards extenuating child mortality. The ceremony was hosted by Ishanya alongside a special art exhibition titled 'Celebrating Womanhood' on Sunday, 23rd March, 2014.

Children Heart Center

On the 28th of September, 2015, Mrs. Tina Ambani, Chairperson, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute honoured our Managing Trustee Mrs. Ritu Chhabria and Mukul Madhav Foundation in acknowledgement of the generous contribution made to the Hospital's "Children Heart Center" and for the help saving many young lives.

BT-CSR Excellence Award for the Project "Working for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Satara"

Finolex Industries Ltd. and their CSR partner Mukul Madhav Foundation was honored with BT-CSR Excellence Award for the category "Helping the Physically Challenged" on 14th July 2016 in New Delhi. This award was bestowed upon them for their outstanding work in the Satara district, in improving the standard of living for children suffering with Cerebral Palsy. The award was presented at the hands of Hon'ble Union Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries and Department of Public Enterprises, Shri Anant Geete. The nominations were judged by a jury team of six members comprising of members from Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, ONGC, FICCI, CII and ASSOCHAM, who reviewed each entry based on their merit and impact.

India CSR Excellence Awards

Finolex Industries and its CSR partner Mukul Madhav Foundation was awarded the India CSR Excellence Awards for the category "Best Innovative CSR Practices in Education" on the 26th of February in Delhi. This award was to recognize the company for the exemplary work being done in the field of education, by setting up an English medium school, Mukul Madhav Vidyalaya, in an interior village at Golap in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. The project was selected amongst over 100 applications from corporate houses and organizations involved in bringing about a change in the field of education in rural India.

Bluedart Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Awards for Support and Improvement in Quality of Education

Finolex Industries and its CSR partner Mukul Madhav Foundation was awarded the Global Excellence Award in the category of "Support and Improvement in Quality of Education" by Bluedart Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Awards on the 18th of February 2016 in Mumbai. We were selected out of 150 nominations received globally in this category from corporate social responsibility champions across various industries and countries. The award recognized the organization for demonstrating and creating opportunities for students in the rural areas for international quality education and for their commitment to bring positive change to the education health of the country. The case study presented was that of Mukul Madhav Vidyalaya, an English medium School in Golap, Ratnagiri.

Global Award from the Governor for CSR December 2018

Global Sindhi Council presents Global Award at the hands of the Honorable Governor of Maharashtra Shri Vidyasagar Rao to Ritu Prakash Chhabria for historic contribution in field of Education, medical and social service.

Recognition for Toilets at Sonale, Palghar January 2018

Felicitation from Yuva Parivartan for toilets in Sonale.

Indywood Excellence award (CSR)2018

Finolex Industries Limited presented with Indywood CSR awards for 'Best CSR practices in Speciality Healthcare

PMC awardFor NICU 5th may 2018

Prestigious Pune Pride Award Mrs Medhatai Patkar 2018

Gujarat CSR Summit 2018CSR excellence Award 2018 water conservation and water shed

Finolex Industries and Mukul Madhav Foundation Madhav Foundation was awarded CSR Excellence Award for the work done in the area if Water Conservation and Water Shed management in Gujarat.

ANTYODAYA-(Vadodara-CSR-summit-and-awards)

ANTYODAYA (Vadodara CSR summit and awards)

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MOU signed with Government of Maharashtra

Finolex Industries Limited (FIL) Mukul Madhav Foundation (MMF) was invited by the Government of Maharashtra CMO (Chief Ministers' Office) to sign MOUs for our projects in Health and Water.

Signing in the presence of the Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri. Devendra Fadnavis along with Shri. Girish Mahajan, Water resources minister and Health Education Minister, Shri. Deepak Sawant, Health Minister, Shri. Chandrakant Dada Patil, Revenue Minister and other Cabinet Ministers 

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Rotary Sinsan Health Care Excellence Award

The Endoscopy Division of Sassoon General Hospital and Mukul Madhav Foundation were selected for Rotary Sinsan Health Care Excellence Award under the professional category of Doctors.

News Highlight, Pune

Mrs. Ritu Prakash Chhabria has been appointed as the Chairperson of FICCI FLO Pune Chapter 2019-2020.

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Times Power Women, Pune

Mrs. Ritu Prakash Chhabria was felicitated by the Times Group under the title 'Times Power Women', Pune on Tuesday 16th April 2019 in the category of Social Cause and Philanthropy.

Commendable work in various spectrums of Social Work in the state

Shri Devendraji Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra applauds Mukul Madhav Foundation (MMF) for its commendable work in various spectrums of Social Work in the state.

ET NOW Rotary CSR Awards

ET NOW Rotary CSR Awards

Finolex Industries Limited and it's CSR partner Mukul Madhav Foundation is proud to receive the Economic Times Rotary CSR Awards for distinguished service to the society at the hands of Shri Girish Bapat and Dr. Palekar at Conrad on Friday June 14th. This award was received by Mr. Whabi Director, Finance, Finolex. Industries and Ms. Gayatri Chhabria,Trustee Mukul Madhav Foundation.

IEBF Indo European Business Forum

IEBF Indo European Business Forum, UK Awarded to Mrs Ritu Prakash Chhabria CSR excellence November 2019

Ritu Prakash Chhabria, Managing Trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation, a CSR arm of Finolex Industries was felicitated by Indo European Business Forum with the prestigious "IEBF Excellence Award -2019 (UK)" for her eminent, innovative and historic contribution in the field of healthcare, social welfare and education.

ASIAN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FORUM

ASIAN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FORUM (ABLF) Awards, Dubai awarded to Mrs Ritu Prakash Chhabria for outstanding work in CSRNovember 2019

Ritu Prakash Chhabria, Managing Trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation, a CSR arm of Finolex Industries was felicitated by HH Sheikh Nahayan, Cabinet member and minister of tolerance, UAE on 6th November , 2019 with the prestigious "Asia Business Leadership Social Influencer Award for her remarkable contribution in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Corporate Tycoons (Excellence CSR Award)2019

On the 7th Anniversary of 'Corporate Tycoons' the complete Business & Travel magazine, Mrs. Ritu P. Chhabria received 'Business Excellence Award' in the CSR category for outstanding work done through Mukul Madhav Foundation at the hands of Mr. Hanmant Gaikwad of BVG in presence of Mr. Arun Firodia, Kinetic, Padmavibhushan Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar & Mr. Chandran Iyer of C.T

B-G-Deshmukh-Award

B G Deshmukh Award 2019

B G deshmukh award An annual Award by MCCIA for Corporate Social Responsibiltiy.

Suryadatta National Award

Suryadatta National Award excellent CSR award) 7th February 2019

Suryadatta Natonal Award presented to M Ritu Prakash Chhabria for excellence in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Prestigious Pune Pride Award Mrs Ritu Prakash Chhabria for Philanthropic contribution to the Society January 2020

Ritu Prakash Chhabria presented with with the prestigious "Pune Pride Award" for her philanthropic contribution to the society in January 2020

Yuva Unstoppable Gratitude Award 2020

Yuva Unstoppable Gratitude Award 2020

Finolex Industries and Mukul Madhav Foundation have been recognised by Yuva Foundation for the philanthropic work carried out by the foundation. On behalf of Finolex Industries Mr BR Mehta received this award at the August hands of Shri Anurag Thakur Honorable Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Himachal Pradesh.

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Punyadham Humanitarian Award By Punyadham Ashram March 2020

Ritu Prakash Chhabria was honoured with Punyadham Humanitarian Service Award for relentlessly working for our society and impacting lives of the lesser privileged of our society. This award was presented to her at the hands of Padma Bhushan Prof. S B Majumdar, Padma Bhushan Dr Vijay Bhatkar and with the Divine blessings of Maa Krishna Kashyap.

BAPIO award for Mrs. Ritu Prakash Chhabria - London Virtual November 2020

Mrs. Ritu Prakash Chhabria , Managing Trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation awarded Presidents award by BAPIO (British Association of Physicians from Indian Origin) in London on 21st November 2020 for Exceptional Philanthropy.

CSR-Times-Award

CSR Times Award in Silver Category for Covid 19 efforts during this pandemic Virtual December 2020

Mukul Madhav Foundation has been recognized by the CSR Times for the support rendered for Covid 19 pandemic in the Silver Category

Lokmat Women Achievers recognition January 2021

Recognizing women achievers in various fields

World CSR Day Award February 2021

FIL and MMD have been conferred an award by World CSR Day under the Category of Outreach In Rural Award.

Social Entrepreneurship Award by Pune Zilla Congress Committee 7th March 2021

Agency-Reporte

Agency Reporter Front Benchers 2021 - Social Media - Bronze

Recognised for #JamTheTrafficking, Front Benchers by Agency Reporter is a recognition platform for Digital Agencies & Brands to showcase their most innovative, uniquely creative, strategically targeted and highly effective digital initiatives.

April 2021 Conferred Yuva Unstppable 2021 Changemaker Award


BW Businessworld Award recognition for Mrs. Ritu Prakash Chhabria - Social Entrepreneurship Award April 2021

Changemaker award, Gujarat Governor April 2021

Social-Samosa

Social Samosa - Best Social Media Brands - Cause Marketing - Silver

Recognised for #JamTheTrafficking, Social Samosa enables industry by leading thought and rewards the special campaigns under cause marketing that highlighted a cause and actioned betterment for it.

Kaleido-Awards-2021

Kaleido Awards 2021 - Best Small Budget Campaign - Gold

Recognised for #JamTheTrafficking, an awareness and action-driven digital campaign to support victims of sex trafficking through social media and online fundraising. The Kaleido Awards recognise and reward the purposeful work done by corporate communication professionals, public relations and organisations.