Seawoods, Nerul: Former Corporator and the first BJP corporator in the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, has launched a blitzkrieg initiative to reach out to the voters here on a daily basis by bringing big relief to the residents of all the housing societies during the stringent lockdown period.

He first distributed free face masks, then launched the scheme of supplying vegetables directly from the farms at a very nominal price on a daily basis to residents booking the same and has now announced the distribution of umbrellas for less than Rs.100/- to ensure that residents adhere to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for social distancing – ‘Do gaj doori, bahut hai jaroori’.

Inspired by Kerala’s finance minister Thomas Isaac’s suggestion implemented by the Thanneermukkom gram panchayat in Allappuzha, Kerala state, that distributed 10,000 umbrellas (two open umbrellas not touching each other ensures a distancing of one meter between two people) along with face masks to all the residents, Bharat Jadhav has decided to do the same for residents of housing societies in sectors 46, 48, 46A, 48A, 38 and 42A in Seawoods West in Nerul, Navi Mumbai.

Bharat Jadhav along with ward BJP president Sudhir Jadhav and ward BJP mahamantri Vishwanath Belote has committed to distribute 2 lakh face masks, of which they have already handed over 5000 to Dr. Tatyarao Lahane, the State health Director for the health department, 100 to the old aged home in Taloja, 100 to the Belapur ward office, 10,000 to the police, municipal, revenue, electricity and sanitation department staff and workers and 12,000 to residents of nearly 49 housing societies in the region.

Bharat Jadhav’s initiative to supply vegetables directly from the farms at a very nominal cost has evoked great response and appreciation. He calls for booking particular vegetables on specified dates and orders the same from the vegetable growers and supplies it to the residents through one representative of the respective societies. Thus, residents reach out to him on a daily basis and they wait for his announcement eagerly about the vegetables that he will be supplying in the coming three days.

Residents are eagerly waiting for the umbrellas now. Bharat Jadhav acknowledges the encouragement and support of the former chief minister and the present opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis, on whose orders he handed over 20,000 face masks to the state BJP vice president, Prasad Lad, 20,000 face masks for free distribution.