Thane: On the occasion of Independence Day, in a program organized at Niyojan Bhawan of Thane Collectorate, State Public Works (including Public Works), Food and Civil Supplies, Consumer Protection Minister Ravindra Chavan on behalf of MAHAPREIT distributed state-level improved smokeless stoves to the beneficiaries under MAHADIVA initiative.
The program organized on behalf of Mahatma Phule Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Technology Limited (MAHAPREIT), a semi-government company, was attended by District of the Council Chairperson Pushpa Patil, Collector Rajesh Narvekar, Thane Municipal Commissioner Vipin Sharma, Managing Director Mahatma Phule Backward Class Corporation and Chairman and Managing Director of MAHAPREIT Bipin Srimali, Konkan. Special Inspector General of Police Sanjay Mohite, District Superintendent of Police Vikram Deshmane, Chief Executive Officer in charge of District of the Council Dr. Rupali Satpute, Additional Commissioner of Police Datta Karale, Director of MAHAPREIT V. N. Kalam-Patil, General Manager Prashant Gedam etc were present on this occasion.
Mr. Chavan said that various innovative activities have been undertaken by MAHAPREIT and they are useful for the society. The distribution of improved smokeless stoves will help prevent the degradation of the environment that is currently on the rise due to various factors. Fuel will be saved, and women will be helped to maintain good health. MAHAPREIT should implement this program in a dynamic manner. He urged the eligible beneficiaries to take maximum advantage of this.
At this time Mr. Bipin Shrimali explained the purpose of distribution of these improved smokeless stoves. He said that this state-level program is being launched today from Thane in the year of independence, and under this program, 4 lakh smokeless stoves will be distributed to the backward class beneficiaries in the entire state. These improved smokeless stoves are being provided free of cost “under carbon credit” by Enking International.
As these stoves will reduce the suffering of women in rural areas due to smoke, their health will be improved, fuel will be saved and environmental degradation will also be stopped. He said on this occasion that this kind of program is going on at the global level and India has also participated in it.
On the occasion of this inauguration program, distribution of improved smokeless stoves to eligible beneficiaries in Mumbai, Mumbai suburbs and Thane district, Minister Shri. Chavan and other dignitaries.
Beneficiaries belonging to backward communities should register on the app designed for smokeless stoves distribution. MAHAPREIT's By Shri. Vijayakumar Kalam-Patil.