Coronavirus Maharashtra: Akola Nagar Parishad installs mask vending machine

ST Staff
Sunday, 7 June 2020

Akola's Nagar Parishad in Maharashtra has come up with a unique innovation! They have installed a mask vending machine. Insert Rs five and get a mask.

 

In order to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, central government along with state administration are working 24 hours. A number of states and their administrations have used various measures to curtail the infection. 

Keeping the same in mind, Akola's Nagar Parishad in Maharashtra has come up with a unique innovation. They have installed a mask vending machine. Insert Rs five and get a mask. The government in its advisory has issued the mandatory use of the mask.

The Akola Nagar Parishad is working day and night to curb this virus spread in its jurisdiction and the staffers are working day. Many programmes such as supplying free medicines, free or less rated grocery have been implemented by the Nagar Parishad. The council are trying their best to curb the spread of coronavirus by creating awareness and by distributing masks.

The Chief executive officer Sonali Yadav and her team members Kalyani Solanki, Sajjad Virani, Namdev Bhonde, Devendra Dhone and Shrikrishna Patil have come up with an innovative idea of distributing masks in one successful model.

Initially, the staffers were asked to distribute one mask one house but later realized that it is a bit difficult to reach each and every house in the jurisdiction with limited manpower. Thus, they sought an innovative model.

They designed and placed an automatic vending machine in which once you insert a Rs 5 coin, you will receive a mask. This is helping to save the manpower crises as well as time and energy. The needy can be benefitted with the mask at an affordable price.

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