Contribution to the Swachh Bharat Kosh Clean Ganga Fund
MMF has been working with the world’s largest sanitation programme, Swachh Bharat, to restore and clean our life-sustaining rivers and beautiful beaches along the Maharashtrian coastline.
Support to an event to create awareness of the importance of clean natural resources in Pune
(Backed by Finolex Industries Ltd)
On February 12th, 2023, we supported an event called ‘My River, My Valentine’ organised by Worship Earth to create awareness on the importance of cleanliness of natural resources among the youth.
It was a fun-filled Sunday morning with music, dance and street plays. Words of encouragement were shared by the dignitaries present, namely, Dyaneshwar Mule, former Foreign Secretary of India; Shrikant Deshpande, Additional Chief Secretary and Chief Electoral Officer of Maharashtra; and Rajesh Deshmukh, District Collector of Pune. Around 4,000 college students took an oath to keep their city clean and stop causing pollution.
We arranged for 4,000 packets of snacks for the event. Ten members from Team Finolex and Team MMF voluntarily participated in this event.
Beach cleaning in Ratnagiri
Since 2015, MMF has been committed to the clean beach movement. This is done in an all-inclusive manner, with a mix of high-level and grassroot-level activities.
As a part of the clean beach initiative, the daily clean-up drive at Bhatye Beach in Ratnagiri is sponsored by Finolex Industries. To dissuade visitors from littering the shore, we have also donated 10 dustbins and appointed a person to clean the beach daily.
We also support the Coast Guard in its high-level efforts to clean beaches on an annual basis.
We have organised teams of school and college students, staff from the collector’s office, Zilla Parishad (ZP) office staff, Panchayat Samiti staff, police personnel, villagers, and Finolex employees to contribute to the efforts as volunteers.
River cleaning in Pune
In collaboration with Pooja Anand, Corporator of Khadki Cantonment Board, and volunteers from schools and colleges, we have been actively involved in cleaning operations of the Mula Mutha river at Khadki, Pune.
As a token of our appreciation, we presented the crew with refreshments.