Mumbai: Federal Bank handed over houses rebuilt for the benefit of flood affected villages of Batswad and Rajapurwadi in Kolhapur to beneficiaries today. The Bank has rebuilt 80 houses under its CSR project for these villages. Formal handing over of garbage pick-up vans, water ATMs and solar power system was also done today. Dr. Rajendra Patil Yadravkar (Minister for State, Govt. of Maharashtra for Public Health, Medical Education, Textile, Food & Drugs Administration and Cultural Activity) presided over the meetings at both the villages. Shri Aman Mittal IAS (Chief Executive Officer, Zillah Parishad, Kolhapur) also was present in both the locations. Smt. Pradyna Jitendra Chavan (Sarpanch, Bastwad Gram Panchayat) and Shri Vijay Eksambe (Sarpanch, Rajapurwadi Gram Panchayat) also spoke on the occasion.
In October 2019, Federal Bank had announced a comprehensive package for rebuilding of these villages of Kolhapur. The Bank allocated an amount of ₹ 3.06 Crore towards this project. The Bank is funding for reconstruction of two school buildings in these villages. These schools are being furnished with benches, tables, computers, projectors etc. The Bank has also sponsored milch animals to people who lost their livelihood, and given away machinery for cottage industries. Other public amenities like fogging facilities, public toilet and first aid items have also been provided by the Bank. The Bank has also planted 500 trees as part of the package in these villages.
Shri. Ajit Madhukar Deshpande (Deputy Vice President and Federal Bank Kolhapur Regional Head) and Shri. Merajkhan Sirajkhan Pathan (Assistant Vice President, Federal Bank) spoke representing the Bank at the functions. The meetings were attended by Smt Parvin Dadepasha Patel (Member Zillah Parishad, Kolhapur), Shri Pravin Daulat Mane (Member Zilla Parishad Kolhapur), Smt Rupali Mahavir Magdum (Member Panchayat Samiti, Shirol), Shri Deepali Sanjay Parit (Member Panchayat Samiti, Shirol), Smt Priyadarshani More (Dy CEO, Zillah Parishad Kolhapur), Smt. Aparna More Dhumal (Tahasildar, Shirol), Shri Sanjay Rajmane (Chief Accounts & Finance Officer, Zillah Parishad Kolhapur) and Shri Shankar Kavitake (Block Devt. Officer, Shirol).