Science and Technology Park, Pune with the support of Finolex Industries Ltd, Pune and its CSR partner Mukul Madhav Foundation, Pune has set up a small-scale dairy product manufacturing unit at Panawadi with 100 litres capacity per day for the Adarsh Mahila Bachatgat and the dairy farmers. Scitech Park has conducted extensive hands-on training programme for the members of the Adarsh Mahila Bachatgat, Panawadi on all the aspects of dairy product manufacturing, selling, costing, troubleshooting, accounts and finance, GMP, GHP, soft skills etc.
The small-scale dairy product manufacturing unit at Panawadi was inaugurated on Wednesday, 8th March 2023 at Gram Panchayat office, Panawadi.
The dignitaries present for the inauguration were Mrs. Sunita Band, doctor and woman entrepreneur, Mrs. Bhagyashree More, National and zonal level para shooter representing Maharashtra and silver medalist in district level para shooting, Member of National Trust local level committee Pune District and working with District disabled rehabilitation centre, Aundh hospital, Pune, Mrs. Shubhangi Gokhale, Indian Marathi and Hindi theatre, film and television actress, Mrs. Jayshree Parekh, women entrepreneur, Mrs. Roopali Nandedkar, social entrepreneur, Dr. Ravindra Nandedkar, social entrepreneur and honoured with the National Award for the empowerment of persons with disabilities, 2008, as Role Model at Vigyan Bhavan at the hands of the Vice‐President of India Hon. M.H. Ansari and felicitated by the then President of India, Hon. Pratibha Patil at in 2008, felicitated with the Maharashtra Divyang Udyog Bhushan Award in 2016, at the hands of the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Hon. Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, he has also flagged off the ‘Mission Diabetes Free India’ campaign in association with Rashtrasant Bhaiyyu Maharaj and the “Sanskar Ayurved” in 2016, Shri. Dilip Band IAS (Retd), President Science and Technology Park, Pune, Mr. Vishwas Shah, President, Procurement, Finolex Pipes, Pune, Ms. Shalom Paul, Executive Assistant to Managing Trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation, Pune, Mr. Jitendra Jadhav, PRO, Mukul Madhav Foundation, Pune, Dr. Rajendra Jagdale, Director General and CEO, Scitech Park, Pune Science and Technology Park, Pune, Mr. Paresh Parekh, Managing Director, Autofina Ltd. UK and Chairman, Nirvana Nature Cure, Talegaon, Mr. Subhash Kankariya, business owner, Mr. Hitendra Somani, business owner, motivational speaker and writer, Prof. Koobak , Silla University, Busan, South Korea, Photographer and Creative Director, Mr. Sanjay Bhattacharji, Founder and Director, Teplu Learning Pvt. Ltd. – incubatee company of Science and Technology Park, Pune, Ms. Sonali Bhattacharjee, Science and Technology Park, Pune, Mr. Sanmati Shetgar, Science and Technology Park, Pune, Mr. Vaibhav Nimgire, Science and Technology Park, Pune, all members of Adarsh Mahila Bachatgat , Mrs. Nalini Lole, President, Panchayat Samiti, Panawadi; Mr. Abbasaheb Lole, Sarpanch, Panawadi; Mr. Haribhau Lole; Former Sarpanch, Panawadi; Mr. Sandip Bhise, Gram Panchayat Member; Mr. Mauli Bhise, Mr. Hanumant Lole, Mr. Deepak Bhise, Mr. Kiran Lole; Mrs. Sushma Bhise; Gram Panchayat Member and Treasurer, Adarsh Mahila Bachatgat, Ms. Sonali Bhise; Ms. Neelam Bhise, Panawadi and villagers of Panawadi.
During the inaugural programme certificates were handed over to 15 members of Adrash Mahila Bachatgat who have successfully completed their training for the dairy unit.
The dairy unit has been running with daily operations at Panawadi by the members of the Adarsh Mahila Bachatgat.