While half of Mumbaikars do not get adequate drinking water, a taluka center on the outskirts of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, 400 kms from Mumbai, gets water in their houses130 liter per head. Hit by consecutive droughts, the state government has adopted the Shirpur Pattern and plans to replicate it across the state to increase the groundwater level.
Talking to DNA correspondent Sudhir Suryawanshi in Dhule, Patel shared his vision for the district. He introduced rain water conservation schemes and construction of small concrete dams in Shirpur Taluka when it was facing acute water shortage. The 66-year-old leader is trying his luck for the second time in the Lok Sabha polls – he had lost to BJP’s Pratap Sonawane by a margin of nearly 20,000 votes in 2009 polls. This Taluka Center is a village called Shirpur in Dhule district. Though surrounded by tribal’s with zilch development, Shirpur itself presents a contrasting picture with concrete roads and a water filtration Plant. Unlike other cities, gutter water does not overflow, as there is an underground sewage system. With a state of the art hospital, the town has a textile mill that employs nearly 6000 employees. There is a well equipped Municipal gymkhana like one you find in private clubs. There is a huge Amusement Park with biggest laser show in town.
Besides, there are any number of parks and gardens, since growing a plant on any vacant land is an unwritten law in Shirpur, lest any unauthorized structure springs on it. The Patel Family is originally from Nadiad through Amrishbhai has an experience of staying at various places like surat, indore, Ujjain, Mumbai & shirpur etc.His grandmother was a railway contractor and also had burma shell petrol agency. Amrishbhai father Rasikbhai stayed for some time in Indore and then came to shirpur where too his family had an agency. Those days shirpur was just a small village. Under this Case Study Priydarshani Sahakari Soot Girani Pvt. Ltd. – Amrishbhai Patel circumstances his younger brother Mukesh and Bhupesh were brought up in Ujjain whereas amrishbhai studied in Ahmedabad. Later amrishbhai left studies and came to shirpur to join his father business. During his spare time he would make people around him aware about the importance of water conservation and hygiene. This is how he slowly go into social work. Around the beginning of seventies he was made the cop member of shirpur Nagarpalika. He contested the nagarpalika elections and become its president.
Amrishbhai says shirpur is an important business center situated on the national highway. Though situated on the middle of an important route connecting 5-6 cities, shirpur did not witness the kind of growth it deserved to see.Amrishbhai says that in any area water is must if you can want to grow plants there. For addressing the water crisis, he laid the water pipeline from Tapi river and for more savings he adopted the water conservation and ensured greenery all around.
About Priyadarshani Sahakari Soot Girni Ltd.: For increasing water level in agricultural field all expenses are borne from the profit of priyadarshani textile mill belonging to him. He saw shirpur economic transformation as personal challenge, one to be pursued with imagination and conviction. If he achieved success it would vindicated his belief in his abilities while openings doors to better, more productive life for scores of marginalized rural communities. He began by setting up a spinning unit in 1996. It was a modest step but in just 13 years it has taken giant leaps into becoming a full fledged, multi process, cotton textile manufacturing enterprise, encompassing the entire value chain from cultivation to production of fashion wear.
The Statistical Quality Control Department of Priyadarshini Sahakari Soot Girni limited, Shirpur consists of Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement, Quality Development along with on line and off line process control and testing. It is one of the largest such Unit in India. The Unit has some of the most sophisticated testing equipment to test raw material, material in process and final product. The range of equipment includes: Staex CSP System, Uster HVI- Spectrum, Uster Tester-4, Uster Tester-5, Uster Tensorapid-3, Uster Classimat-3, Statex Micro Processor Twist Tester, Staex Trash Analyzer etc. Priyadarshani Company started its production in the year 1998 with 25000 spindles then expanded to 72000 spindles in year 2006-07. At present the company is running with capacity of 139620 spindles. The company is still in the expansion phase and is expected to increase the number of spindles up to 300000. Social Policy: Priyadarshani Sahakari Soot Girni Limited is committed to provide safe and pollution free working atmosphere to its employees within various applicable Labour Laws. Its also maintains cordial relations with local community by organizing various social function in this region.
policy consists of :- Respects for fundamental rights as envisaged in our constitution. Providing hazard free working conditions and strictly adhere to the rules laid down in factories Act 1948 and Maharashtra Factory rules 1963. Taking adequate measures to ensures good health of the work force. Not discriminating on any grounds, and provides equal opportunities to all to ensure job satisfaction. Compensation for work as per the law with a view to meet the basic needs of all the personnel. The company shall review the Social Accountability towards workers from time to time and take necessary action for continual improvement. Environmental Policy: Priyadarshani Sahakari Soot Girni Limited is committed to comply with relevant Environmental legislation and educating & trained our employees for Environmental issues & effects of their activities. They are committed to continually improve, monitoring and review the environmental performance on regular basis.
Quality Policy: They are committed for on time delivery of consistent Quality products to achieve Customer satisfaction. We will attain cost effectiveness by improving productivity, product realization and by adopting new technology. To accomplish this, we will provide adequate resources and will follow standard procedures and work instructions.
Awards: All India Federation of cooperative spinning Mills federation, Mumbai Maharashtra State cooperative spinning Mills federation, Mumbai
Sandip Institute of Technology & Research Centre
Department of Management Studies