Sales of PVC drums pick up with water shortage in city City’s top cop tells students to become entrepreneurs
The water shortage in city has led to residents looking for options to store water. This has led to a huge demand for plastic drums. These drums store water from 50l to 300 litres.
Owing to the rising demand, retailers especially in Turbhe’s Janta Market and also some other areas of Navi Mumbai have started stocking PVC drums of various sizes. The drums are selling like hot cakes, say traders.
Apart from the drums, the sales of pipes and water tanks have also increased. The increase in demand has also led to a rise in the prices of the drums by Rs100 to Rs200.
Amrit Tandel, a shopkeeper at Janta market, said, ““Before the water shortage, we sold one or two drums at the most in a day. Now the figure has gone up to over 10 drums in a day,” Tandel.
KLE Society’s Science and Commerce College Kalamboli celebrated its 2nd annual on December 23 in the college premises on the eve of Kar natak Ling ayat Society’s Centenary celebrations. This day solemnised the achievement of the goal of the Saptharishis of KLE society beginning in 1916. Prabhat Ranjan , Commissioner of Police, Navi Mumbai was the chief guest on the occasion
The annual program started at 9.30am. with the personality contest. The college screened the documentary of its chairman, Dr Prabhakar Kore, MP Rajya Sabha made on the occasion of felicitation for having been conferred a honorary doctorate by Universiti sains Malaysia.
He is t he second I ndian having been conferred this award after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam which makes it a special achievement for entire KLE family.
While congratulating the winners f elicitated on t he day, Ranjan said, “In Australia whether participants are losers or failures they are at least selected once since their emotional quotient is high. Failing gives much more experience as compared to winning.”
Ranjan further said, “3 Es - Education, Environment and Entrepreneur are essential elements of t he g rowth of the nation.” He said students should strive hard to become entrepreneurs as it leads to two more E’s i. e. Employment and Empowerment.
This event was made more colourful with various cultural programs such as songs, classical and folk dances, skits, one act play and others.
The Annual day event ended with a vote of thanks delivered by Dr Fatima Sheikh, convenor of the cultural committee followed by the national anthem.
Principal Dr Jyoti Marwah in her introductory cum welcome speech narrated the circumstances in Belgaum during the year 1916, when the seeds of KLE society were sown.
The Home Rule movement by Annie Besant, was initiated in the same year from the city of Belgaum in 1916.
The Principal emphasised the importance of conserving water which is the need of the hour
The brief summary of the journey of the college through academics, sports and cultural achievements was presented by Dr Usha Karunakaran , coordinator of science faculty through her Annual Report of the college for the year 2015-16.
The future plans of expansion of activities by starting new courses viz. BMS, BMM, BAF, BBI, B Sc IT and proposal of starting KLE Society’s Law College from the year 2016- 17 were also brought to the notice of the audience..
Prize distribution was a n o t h e r m a i n eve n t . Students bagged prizes for best student – Priya Jaiswal, X I I t h C o m m e rc e, A (Best Girl, Junior), Madhur Waghmare, XII Science, B ( Best Boy, Junior), Priyanka Vishwakar ma of TYBCom ( Best Girl, Senior), Pratik Bhelke of SYBSc ( Best boy, Senior).
The KLE scholarship was also awarded to the five students who secured 90 % and above in their previous classes.