Environmental sustainability is the need of the hour and Precision Foundation is addressing this need through many of its activities to protect the planet we all live on.
Solar power for water supply of Chinchani village
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.
Help for excavation of canal
The reservoir created by the Ujani dam on the river Bhima provides multipurpose benefits of irrigation, hydroelectric power generation, drinking and industrial water supply and fisheries. The city of Solapur receives its water supply through a pipeline from the Ujani reservoir. The irrigation is through two (right bank and left bank) canal systems. The Bhima Sina interlink, a 21 kms tunnel from Ujani reservoir, supplies water for vast lands in the Sina river tributaries. Water from Ujani received in Sina river through the tunnel is also carried through a canal into the Hipparga reservoir and then Ekrukh reservoir near Solapur partly by gravity and partly by lift. The farmers in this area did voluntary work for widening and deepening of the canal. The Nanaj to Narotewadi stretch of this canal however required machine work to break the 800 meters long hard rock and make a 4 meter wide canal. PCL as a part of its CSR helped the villagers for this work by providing excavators and earth moving equipment.The water will now further gravitate to the water filtration /purification plant at Bhavani Peth, Solapur. This work will benefit people from Narotewadi, Mardi, Sevalalnagar, Taratgaon, Ule, Raleras, Banegaon, Bhogaon, Haglur, Hipparga villages and from Shelgi, Maddiwasti and Budhwar Peth areas of Solapur.
Watershed management in 6 villages from North Solapur Taluka
Precision Foundation as a part of CSR of Precision Camshafts Limited, helped 6 villages from North Solapur Taluka, namely Kalaman, Raanmasale, Kondi, Wadala, Akkalkoti and Wangi, for the machine work in order to improve watershed in these draught prone areas. JCB’s and excavators were provided for increasing the depth of rivulets, making trenches, digging pits for plantation etc.. These villages are participating in the Water Cup competition. This pre-monsoon preparation would certainly help increase water storage in these villages and would also improve ground water levels.
The Satyamev Jayate Water Cup is an annual competition organized by Paani Foundation in which villages compete to do the best work in rainwater harvesting and watershed management. The foundation selects drought-hit tehsils, trains a group of residents in watershed development and organizes a 45-day ‘water cup’ contest among villages to see who creates the maximum possible rainwater storage capacity, thereby gaming water conservation. Villages build water conservation structures through Shramdaan (voluntary labour), raise money for machine work, test and treat soil, budget water usage, implement water saving technologies, etc. Paani Foundation makes technical help available to the participants.
Fund Donation To Rotary Club Modnimb
- The foundation provided financial help to Rotary Club Modnimb for their Pani Foundation project at Modnimb (Dist. Solapur). The Rotarians and people of modnimb voluntarily contributed physical efforts for creating a reservoir that would store about 10 million litres of water.
Solar Panel Installation
- As a step towards a greener planet and to further enhance the digital classroom experience for the schools, Precision Foundation installed solar panels to power all the digital classrooms.
Donation of Recycled Footwear with Greensole
- A proud collaboration between Precision Foundation and Greensole to promote basic hygiene and sustainability. We took a step towards sustainability by donating 1360 pairs of recycled footwear to children from 16 schools in Solapur district.
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- Precision Foundation and PCL have together planted trees to maintain greenery over its 40 acres facility using recycled water by drip irrigation.
Other Green Initiatives
- Precision Foundation has other sustainability projects in the pipeline such as tree plantation drive, recycling program, taking some of its programs paperless, etc.