July 12, 2024

Rotary Club of Mumbai Cuffe Parade

June 2024

The Water Wheel Scheme of this Club has altered the life of the locals in this Tribal region. Over 4000 water wheels have been distributed, providing great relief by decreasing the need of carrying water from faraway sources. This has significantly improved the villagers’ everyday life, something that would not have been possible without the Club’s support. On June 15, 2024, 335 water wheels, each with a 45-litre capacity, were distributed. The wheels were purchased from Nilkamal Limited in Daman at a discount for Rotary.  

This year, Rtn. Ashok Bhansali, of this Club and a member of the Friends of Tribals Society (Mumbai Chapter), was instrumental in arranging for 335 water wheels, thanks to the invaluable support of Mr Jitubhai Bhansali, a patron member of the Friends of Tribals Society (Mumbai Chapter), and a generous donor, Suchita Nanavati.

The event also included a tree planting activity at Pimpalpada in the presence of Rtn. Tarun Gadia, President of the Rotary Club of Mumbai Cuffe Parade, Rtn. Ashok Bhansali, and Rtn. Shrigopal Pachisia, Vice President of the Friends of Tribals Society (Mumbai Chapter), where trees such as mangoes, cashew nuts, sapodilla (chikoo), and black currant (fanas) were planted. 

(By Rtn. Ashok Bhansali, Nepean Sea Road)