Finolex Industries empowers 4000 families in Masar with documents to avail healthcare scheme


Company facilitates and paves way for the families to claim benefits under the Amrutum Vatsalya Yojana

India CSR News Network

MASAR: Finolex Industries Ltd, India’s largest PVC pipes manufacturer along with its CSR partner Mukul Madhav Foundation stepped forward to help underprivileged families in Masar by facilitating the much needed documentation required for availing benefits under the Amrutum Vatsalya Yojana.

The activity was conducted in collaboration with the District Sarpanch and representatives from Mukhyamantri Amrutam Yojana from the region. A similar camp has been planned in Abhor district for 19 20 July. Both these camps will empower almost 6000 families (4000 families- Masar and 2000 families- Abhor) in the region. Finolex industries Ltd helped the Yojna representatives to identify the families and register their names for health facilities.

Families who fall under this category can avail for cashless, quality medical and surgical treatment (five members of each family will be benefited once their name is registered in the scheme.) Currently only 11% of the families have access to a MAA card in these villages. The event was attended by Bharat Rohit, Sarpanch; Bhagwansingh Gohel, Deputy Sarpanch of Masar Village; Hitesh Vankar, Talati and 2 MAA card facilitators along with representatives of Finolex Industries Ltd.

Government of Gujarat had launched the Mukhyamantri Amrutam Vatsalya scheme in 2012 under which all families having an annual income Rs.1.20 lakh or below, could avail tertiary care treatment and cashless medical and surgical treatment for catastrophic illnesses related to: Cardiovascular diseases, Renal (Kidney) diseases, Neurological diseases, Burns, Poly-Trauma, Cancer (Malignancies), and Neo-natal diseases. While the policy is active and effective; illiteracy, limited access to information and lack of awareness pose a challenge for the implementation of these schemes.

The purpose of this initiative by Finolex Industries and Mukul Madhav Foundation was to spread awareness on the scheme and to empower citizens with documents required so that these families can avail of these healthcare benefits from registered hospitals. As a part of this documentation camp by the company, the representatives of Mukul Madhav Foundation visited all houses in the villages, collected basic data, informed citizens on the scheme and walked them through the whole process.

These representatives then got in touch with the Sarpanch and Health Ministry to set up a camp so that the citizens could register themselves and collect the required documents to avail of the scheme.

Speaking on this occasion, Ritu Chhabria, Director, Finolex Industries Ltd. & Managing Trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation said, “We have received requests from many in these villages for health benefits. While we can treat some, it is difficult to find funds required to adopt a whole village. The Government of Gujarat already has pre-existent schemes, which if implemented successfully could benefit the masses immensely. The only challenge was to educate the villagers and to walk them through the process of documentation. We are happy that we have been successful in collaborating with all parties involved for this project. It is through such effective collaborations between government and private bodies that we can bring about concrete development around us.”

Local villagers at the camp in MasarBharat Rohit Sarpanch, Masar Village said, “I am happy that these families are getting means to avail the benefits under Mukhyamantri Amrutam Yojna. We wish and we hope that there is more interest from other private companies like Finolex Industries Ltd. to come forward and support the government and judiciary for such grass root causes.”

Finolex Industries Ltd. along with its CSR partner Mukul Madhav Foundation actively participate in social causes related to healthcare, education and sustainable development. Philanthropy, Environmental Responsibility, Inclusive Growth and Effective Collaboration are the main pillars of CSR and sustainability practice at Finolex Industries and the company continues to work with local communities in various regions from the last 25 years.

Finolex Industries Limited, headquartered in Pune, is the market leader in the supply of PVC pipes & fittings for the agriculture and non-agricultural sector that includes housing, industry and construction. Through their unique expertise, they have been able to focus on the concept of water management, which will become even more crucial in the coming years.

Finolex is India’s largest backward integrated PVC Pipes and Fittings’ manufacturer with a production capacity of 2, 50,000 MT per annum. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing plants at Ratnagiri, Urse in Pune and Masar in Gujarat help to provide significant resources to better serve customers. Finolex’s resin manufacturing facility in Ratnagiri, set in technical collaboration with Uhde GmbH, Germany with Hoechst technology, and spread across an area of 650 acres of land, provides a consistent supply of superior quality resin to their plants which guarantees top line quality products. The open sea cryogenic jetty, the first of its kind in the Indian private sector, has been the hallmark of their PVC complex. Finolex is the first Indian PVC Pipes manufacturer to have been awarded the IS/ISO 9001-2008 certification.

Finolex consistently produces only the highest quality products and provides exceptional service in order to maximize customer satisfaction. They are marching ahead in innovation and technology bringing forth new products and solutions by continuously increasing production capacity. This in turn aids them to meet their strategic goals for the future. Finolex takes pride in being able to maintain and constantly improve living standards through offering products as serves the growing needs of our nation by remaining committed to their core values of providing impeccable quality, products and services.

Finolex’s major strength lies in their skilled workforce. Finolex is recognized and attributes their operating excellence and success to their employees. They have an extremely strong presence throughout the country, with a wide network of over 17,000 dealers and sub-dealers who work as their extended arm in bringing a wide range of agriculture, plumbing and sanitation pipes, fittings and solvent cement to customers. Their core values of quality, trust and integrity help to build an unbreakable bond with customers and stakeholders.

Finolex believes in performance with purpose and are deeply concerned about society and our community. They have been actively working along with Mukul Madhav Foundation, its strategic CSR partner, in contributing to the social and economic development of the underprivileged sections of society in and around the plants in Ratnagiri, Pune and Masar with special focus on education, healthcare, community development, environment and self-development. The focus is on women and children, thus, enabling the deprived to improve their quality of life through good education and accessible healthcare facilities. Finolex strives to seek a way to connect urban population with the rural and urge people to pledge to save water and the environment.

Finolex has been awarded India’s most Trusted Brand in the category “Manufacturing – Pipes” by Brand Trust Report, “Excellence in CSR” by Amity Global School, “Support and Improvement in Quality of Education” by Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards and recently recognised by the Economic Times as “Top 100 Brands in the Architecture and Design Sector.”


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