We’re helping create a better world where animals are treated with dignity and empathy, and live in protected environments where they stay well fed.
Supported an animal welfare organisation with bird cages for rescue and treatment at Padra, Gujarat
(Backed by Finolex Industries Ltd)
At MMF, we also work towards animal welfare… or in this case, birds!
When we received an appeal for bird cages from the Society of Jivrakshak for Animals, Padra (SJAP), an animal rescue NGO at Padra Taluka in the Vadodara district of Gujarat, we knew that we would help out.
We built them a 500 sqft bird cage with six partitions of different sizes with the capacity to house almost a hundred rescue birds at a time. It will be solely utilised while the birds are under treatment, after which it will be released into the free open sky.
On January 12th, 2022, we inaugurated this bird cage in the presence of the trustees and volunteers of SJAP, the Gujarat representatives from Finolex Industries Ltd – Sanjay Ugale, Sachin Bhatiya and Nitul Barot, and Team MMF.
During the event, Pravin Maharaj, Trustee of SJAP, mentioned that Finolex Industries not only manufactured quality pipes but also invested in exemplary social work. He was sure that the birdcage would undoubtedly last the NGO for at least 25 years. He also appreciated Finolex Industries and Mukul Madhav Foundation for putting in their best effort to give them a high-quality product and expressed his gratitude by presenting the representatives with mementoes.
Support towards animal welfare
(Backed by Finolex, Supported by Anamitra Foundation)
The lumpy skin disease among cows was a cause for concern for all. With the onslaught of the pandemic, these cows were abandoned and found hungry. Some of them were even diseased. Their helpless plight caused us to work in animal welfare.
We quickly found these innocent animals safe shelter and provided them with the necessary aid, along with daily fodder. Since March 2020, we have fed more than 250 cows every day, in collaboration with Anamitra Foundation.
We have also pooled our resources to help cowsheds.
Due to the torrential rains this monsoon, the Narveer Tanaji Malusare cowshed in Velhe Taluka, Pune, had been destroyed. We had the structure repaired within six hours with the help of local contractors.
And, in August this year, we supported three cow sheds with a total of 210 cows by having them vaccinated against the lumpy skin virus.
Animal care in Maharashtra
We are feeding 100 cows every day since March 2020 in collaboration with Anamirta Foundation.
In Matheran, Raigad, we’ve provided fodder for 460 horses during the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the winter months, 100 dogs were given blankets through Red FM.
Supporting the Indigenous Cattle Research and Training Centre at Agriculture College, Pune
The government of Maharashtra has sanctioned the Indigenous Cattle Research Cum Training Centre (ICRTC), Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science,College of Agriculture, Pune, under Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (MPKV), Rahuri.
As per the appeal received from the Agriculture college, Pune, Mukul Madhav Foundation (MMF) along with Finolex Industries Limited (FIL) extended their help towards constructing a cowshed at The Indigenous Cattle Research and Training Center in the Agriculture College, Pune.
On 18th of September, 2021, MMF inaugurated the cowshed in the presence of Dr Dhanajay Parkale, Joint Commissioner of Animal Husbandry, Maharashtra; Dr Mhaisalkar Dean, Horticulture College of Pune; Mr Ashish Kulkarni, ASM Finolex Industries Limited; Mr Nilesh Ghule, Sales, FIL, Pune; Ms Sonali Bhattacharya and Mr Sanmati Shetghar from Science and Technology Park, Pune; and team MMF.
At this centre, Sahiwal, Gir, Red Sindhi, Tharparkar and Rathi native cows will be reared and nurtured in a scientific manner. The centre also sponsors training in indigenous animal husbandry, breeding, nutrition, health and value addition of milk, urine and dung along with vocational demonstrations to the undergraduate and post-graduate students, entrepreneurs and farmers.
The centre also conducts research on the adoption of indigenous cows in relation to climate change.