Sanitisation

Sanitation

Mukul Madhav Foundation and Finolex Industries have been actively involved in the construction of toilet facilities and installing drinking water facilities in the schools of Satara and Ratnagiri districts in Maharashtra and Masar village in Gujarat.

  • Addressing a common concern in villages where girls tend to drop out of schools due to lack of toilet facilities, MMF constructed and donated separate toilet blocks for girls and boys at M M Samplawalla School, Masar. It includes 8 units for students in each, and 1 for the staff, with all modern facilities & amenities. The unit was inaugurated in August 2016.
  • In October 2016, the toilet block at the Poona School for Homes and Blind, Koregaon Park, Pune was renovated and refurbished by us. There are 200 visually impaired boys in this institution.
  • RO water filter units have been donated in a school for hearing impaired children in taluka Indapur, district Baramati, Maharashtra and the ZP school of Shirval, Taluka Satara.
  • In association with FICCI FLO Pune, they have donated sanitary napkins vending machines at 5 schools in Pune, which will benefit at least 1000 girl students.
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Sanitation Project at Sonale village near Jawhar, Thane district

Swach Bharat Abhiyan, a clean India initiative was launched by the government of India in 2014. Our PM's vision is to make India clean by 2019. This scheme aims to make India an Open defecation free (ODF) state. Much before the mandate was in place Finolex Industries Limited had started providing toilets to schools and community households. To be in line with the vision of our Prime Minister, we have increased the scope in many more villagers than the ones we have already supported.

Finolex Industries Ltd. (FIL) and their CSR partner Mukul Madhav Foundation (MMF) are happy to announce the transformation made in the village of Palghar, Maharashtra.

In 2017 this project was introduced to Finolex / MMF through Kherwadi Social Welfare Association (KSWA) who under their Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP) is working towards making villages in the Palghar region open defecation free by constructing a toilet for every household, educating the households about good personal and community health and hygienic practices including keeping their surroundings clean and safe.

Finolex / MMF whole heartedly started to support the villages of Sonale, Zadkire, Virhe, Kev, Bavereghar, Hamrapur and Vadavli in 3 Phases. 30 toilets have been sponsored by ZF gears, Pune and 100 toilets by FIL / MMF building.

Working in this village a study has proved that water scarcity is another issue that needed attention. We introduced KSWA to Hinduja Foundation and completed 3 water projects of repairing the old bunds and wells.

A unique initiative in this project is to collect a small token amount of Rs. 2000 per household as their contribution and is being given to the Sainik board for welfare of the widows.

Summary of our projects
  • Phase 1 - January 2018 – Inauguration of 50 individual toilets to 50 households equipped with solar lights by FIL / MMF.
  • Phase 2
    • June 2018 – Inauguration of 30 individual toilets to 30 households equipped with solar lights by ZF Gear.
    • June 2018 – Inauguration of 3 water projects – repair of old wells and bores by Hinduja Foundation.
  • Phase 3
    • December 2018– Inauguration of 50 individual toilets to 50 households equipped with solar lights by MMF / FIL.
    • Solar pump installed at Vadavli Village to pick water from the river for each household

Our involvement in this village has helped the villagers to count on us for any kind of assistance. Recently 4 patients were brought to Sassoon General Hospital to undergo tests for various illness. They have been referred to the concerned doctors and are receiving treatment for the same.

Second initiative is to stitch bags which will be provided to devotees at the Kumbh Mela. These are being done by the women of the villages.

Located 115 km away from Mumbai, Palghar district has a sizeable tribal population. Although, the district is located closer to Thane and Mumbai, some villages in the district still remain underdeveloped without access to basic amenities. Hence, Finolex and MMF has decided to bridge the gap with such welfare initiatives related to sanitation and water. Above shows us that corporates coming together with their CSR funds can make a big difference to the society.

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