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Thursday, Dec 12, 2019

Innovators bag MCCIA awards for entrepreneurship, CSR and green initiatives

The awards were announced by Pradip Bhargava, president, MCCIA and Prashant Girbane, director general, MCCIA, at a press conference on Tuesday

pune Updated: Dec 04, 2019 16:13 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Pune
The rice de-husking machine minimises the labour of farm women and is among the innovations by city entrepreneurs that have won the prestigious innovation and entrepreneurship awards instituted by the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA).
The rice de-husking machine minimises the labour of farm women and is among the innovations by city entrepreneurs that have won the prestigious innovation and entrepreneurship awards instituted by the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA).(HT PHOTO)
         

A patented sensor for fuel measurement and monitoring in gensets, a data science product for predictive forecasting and text mining of data and a rice de-husking machine which minimises the labour of farm women are among the innovations by city entrepreneurs that have won the prestigious innovation and entrepreneurship awards instituted by the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA).

The awards were announced by Pradip Bhargava, president, MCCIA and Prashant Girbane, director general, MCCIA, at a press conference on Tuesday.

The awards will be presented ceremoniously on December 5 at 6pm at the Bal Gandharva Rangmandir in Shivajinagar. Abhay Firodia, chairman, Force Motors Limited will be the chief guest at the function.

Girbane said that there was tremendous response from entrepreneurs in various categories of awards that recognises meritorious work in innovation, entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, green initiatives, first generation successful entrepreneurs and women entrepreneurs.

Bhargava said, “The innovative ideas have shaped the businesses of these individuals who have made a difference in the society. We are lauding their efforts for bringing about innovative products and adding value to businesses and the society,” he said.

The BG Deshmukh (IAS) corporate social responsibility award will be presented to Krishanan Komandur, chief executive, Adar Poonawalla Clean City Initiative; Sapna Rathi, executive director, Windsor Shelters and Ritu Chhabria, managing trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation and director, Finolex Industries.

Vijay Deshpande, founder of SAM Integrations Pvt Ltd, which has been selected for the GS Parkhe memorial award for innovation and entrepreneurship, said, “We feel proud to say that we have not stopped after getting one patent. Now, we are venturing into usage of innovative concepts and technologies for level measurement. We have two manufacturing units and we provide employment to more than 125 people with a good gender diversity.”

SAM is now venturing into irrigation automation products as a new business venture.

Ujjwala Gosavi, proprietor, Climber Systems was selected for designing the rice de-husking machine. The machine makes brown rice through cold milling process without increasing the temperature and thus, preserving the nutrients.

The machine minimises the laborious work of women who make brown rice by hand-pounding method.

This machine can be operated on solar power in remote areas and has low maintenance cost.

According to MCCIA, Windsor Shelters became the first real estate firm in Maharashtra to recognise the need for upgrading the skills of women labourers working at construction sites. It organised a masonry training programme exclusively for them in association with Kushal-Credai and Pune Metro.

An initiative by Sapna Rathi, executive director, Windsor Shelters, the first batch consisted of 30 women who are now certified masons.

Rathi said that she undertook the training of women labourers after she learnt of a similar skill development programme being conducted for men by Kushal Credai Pune.

MCCIA’s Green Heroes

The Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) will reward innovative business initiatives undertaken by individuals through their companies in contributing towards business excellence and service to the society.

Mrs Ramabai Joshi award for women entrepreneurs to Ujjwala Gosavi, proprietor, Climber Systems - Designing the rice de-husking machine.

-The machine makes brown rice through cold milling process without increasing the temperature and thus preserving the nutrients.

-The machine minimises the laborious work of women who make brown rice by hand-pounding method.

-The machine can be operated on solar power in remote areas and has low maintenance cost.

The BG Deshmukh (IAS) - corporate social responsibility award to Sapna Rathi, executive director, Windsor Shelters- Upgrading skills of women labourers at construction sites

-Windsor Shelters became the first real estate firm in Maharashtra to recognize the need for upgrading the skills of women labourers working at construction sites.

-It organised a masonry training programme exclusively for them in association with Kushal-Credai and Pune Metro.

-The first batch consisted of 30 women who are now certified masons.

The GS Parkhe Memorial Award for innovation and entrepreneurship to Vijay Deshpande, founder of SAM Integrations Pvt Ltd - Innovative patented fuel sensors

-SAM has been actively involved in developing and manufacturing various innovative electro-mechanical products especially for the Genset Industry.

-Fuel measurement and monitoring is highly critical for Genset application and SAM has been successfully supporting the entire Genset industry with patented fuel tank units since a decade.

-SAM is now venturing into irrigation automation products as a new business venture.

Quotes

The innovative ideas have shaped the businesses of these individuals who have made a difference in the society. We are lauding their efforts for bringing about innovative products and adding value to businesses and the society.

-Pradip Bhargava , president, MCCIA

There was a tremendous response from entrepreneurs with numerous applications for various categories of awards that recognise meritorious work in innovation, entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, green initiatives, first generation successful entrepreneurs and women entrepreneurs.

-Prashant Girbane, director general, MCCIA

Winners

Dr RJ Rathi charity trust award for green initiatives in Maharashtra: Sunil Naik, operations director, Jabil Circuit India Private Limited, Ranjangaon

BG Deshmukh (IAS) - corporate social responsibility award: Krishanan Komandur, chief executive officer, Adar Poonawalla Clean City Intiative

BG Deshmukh (IAS)- corporate social responsibility award: Sapna Rathi, executive director, Windsor Shelters, Pune

BG Deshmukh (IAS)- corporate social responsibility award: Ritu Chhabria, managing trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation and director, Finolex Industries

Mrs Ramabai Joshi award for women entrepreneurs: Ujwala Gosavi, proprietor, Climber Systems, for designing Rice De Husking Machine (Cold milling for brown rice )

Mrs Ramabai Joshi award for women entrepreneurs: Preeti Raskar, Ryka Engineering Solutions for instrumention engineering services

Late Kiran Natu Udyojakta award: Ashutosh Gokhale, director, Oilmax Systems Private Ltd

Late Kiran Natu Udyojakta award: Yatin Tambe, managing director, Friction Welding Technologies Private Limited

GS Parkhe award for innovation in entrepreneurship: Prashant Pansare for data science product for predictive forecasting and text mining data

GS Parkhe award for innovation in entrepreneurship: Vijay Deshpande, CMD, SAM Integrations Pvt Ltd for designing fuel sensor

GS Parke award innovation in entrepreneurship: Subodh Vinayak Joshi, managing director, Suviron Equipments Private Ltd, Ahmednagar for the product - removal of fine fibres from hot raw juice using proven rotary screen technology.

When- December 5 at 6 pm

Where- The awards will be distributed during a ceremony at Bal Gandharva Ranga Mandir in Shivajinagar

Theme- The MCCIA Annual Awards 2019-Award for Green Initiatives in Maharashtra will have the underlying theme of innovation and entrepreneurship

How- Juries visited the companies which had applied and carried out thorough assessments of the meritorious work done by the owners in bringing about a change in the society through the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Chief guest- Abhay Firodia, chairman, Force Motors Limited