Public water supply in Chinchani village (Tal. Pandharpur, Dist. Solapur) will be fully solar powered. Implemented with the financial support of Precision Camshafts Limited from its CSR fund, this project can be a role model for the whole of Maharashtra. Chinchani, a relocated village due to construction of a dam, is known as 'Mini Mahabaleshwar' in Solapur district. The solar project was inaugurated on June 22, 2021, by Chairperson of Precision Foundation, Dr. Suhasini Shah, Chief Executive Officer of Solapur Zilla Parishad Mr. Dilip Swamy and Superintendent of Police Mrs. Tejaswi Satpute. Solar panels have been installed near the cremation ground at Chinchani for pumping of water from a bore well using a 5 HP motor. The water will be used for watering the plantation of more than a 300 trees around it. Another set of Solar panels to power a 12.5 HP motor is installed near a well where the pumped water is stored and taken to the water tower for the water supply of Chinchani village. Thus the village water supply system will be powered by Solar energy. The use of natural energy sources will greatly reduce the dependence of Chinchani on electricity. The project was completed in nine days by Mr. Omkar Modak of Jogeshwari Solar Services in Solapur.
Grameen Shramik Pratishthan at Budhoda in Latur district runs 'Swadhar', a rehabilitation project for the blind and disabled. These specially abled people are trained in naturopathy and massage therapy to make them self-reliant. A part of their ambitious project 'Manav Vedana Mukti Kendra’ (Pain Relief Centre), the therapy rooms, mud bath & water treatment facilities for men and women were funded by Precision through its CSR in 2017. The 'Precision Auditorium' is the next phase of this project. Inauguration of this facility took place on the occasion of International Yoga Day on June 21, 2021 and the function was presided by the Chairperson of Precision Foundation, Dr. Suhasini Shah in the presence of Dr. Narendra Kathare, founder of Grameen Shramik Pratishthan, Mr. Harishchandra Sude, Mr. Prashant Sude and Mrs. Prerna Sude. The hall will be used for conducting various skill development workshops, treating patients as well as organizing health camps and seminars.
PCL donated 2 Philips Trilogy Evo 02 BiPAP Ventilators to Shri Markandey Solapur Sahakari Rugnalaya. These machines would be used for treatment of the poor patients under ‘Mahatma Phule Jan ArogyaSeva’, a scheme of the Govt of Maharashtra wherein patients below poverty line get treatment absolutely free of charge. PCL also donated 2 Philips Trilogy Evo 02 BiPAP Ventilators to S P Institute of Neurosciences, Solapur where the hospital has provided two free beds for the treatment of poor and these two ventilators would be used exclusively for these free beds.
The second wave of COVID 19 saw a large number of fatalities. The crematoriums saw unprecedented times with bodies waiting to be cremated and insufficient wood for pyres. The situation was heart wrenching. The Modi Smashan bhoomi at Solapur which has two electric furnaces had only one furnace working and the other was under breakdown. PCL took the responsibility of repairing the second furnace. The task was completed in a short span of less than a month considering difficulties in getting spare parts and equipment from Pune due to lockdowns and travel restrictions. The team undertook upkeep of the crematorium with the help of Solapur Municipal Corporation who supported the cleaning work by providing manpower and earth movers. About 7 truckloads of garbage were removed. The building was then painted and trees planted making it more bearable for the grieving relatives. Personnel appointed by PCL will ensure that cleanliness is maintained at the Crematorium on a regular basis.
The rural area of Solapur district was highly affected by the second wave of COVID 19 with a large number of patients requiring Oxygen. A total of 7 Oxygen concentrators – 4 of 5 Litres and 5 of 10 Litres capacity - were provided to the Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) and Gramin Hospitals in Solapur district as follows : Bhandarkavathe – 2 (5 litres), ModnimbPHC – 1 (5 litres) & 1 (10 litres), Madha - 1 (5 litres), TembhurniPHC – 1 (10 litres), PimpalnerPHC – 1 (10 litres).
PCL helped the Police Hospital at Pandharpur by contributing to the building of medical cabins. The hospital was built in a span of 38 days and is giving affordable service for treatment of COVID to the Police force and their kith and kin.
Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation Osmanabad is constructing an Oxygen plant at Osmanabad, a neighbouring district. PCL has contributed Rs. 5 lacs towards part cost of the equipment.
The Solapur State Transport Bus Terminus authorities created ramps for the benefit of invalid passengers. PCL provided 5 wheelchairs to the ST Depot at the request of the authorities. The facility will make the travel for the invalid people more comfortable.
At the request of the Highway Police, PCL has provided them with 10 stretchers and First aid kits. These will be kept at various petrol pumps on the Solapur Pune National Highway No. 65 and will be available in case of accidents for relief of the injured people.