The Relfor Foundation undertakes development in rural areas with a special focus on infrastructure enhancement. From rejuvenating lakes by desilting them, constructing homes for tribals, and enhancing infrastructure of old-age homes and orphanages, the Relfor Foundation believes in empowering villages so as to benefit society. The cause being very close to Deepak’s heart, he manages and overlooks the projects undertaken under the Relfor Foundation with equal passion and zeal. Deepak understands the potential of the villages that are untouched by technological growth, and believes in the need to improve grass-root level infrastructure. Only then will villages develop and become self-sufficient in terms of opportunities. This would benefit the larger economy on the whole.
The Relfor Foundation seeks to sustain the impact of the projects undertaken by them. The Government of Maharashtra – Minister of State for Water Resources, Water Conservation and Parliamentary Affairs, has acknowledged Relfor Foundation for its contribution to the communities.
Deep Talav, Amdabad
In 2016, Deep Talav was initiated in Amdabad, a small village in the district of Pune, started with a desilting the water bodies in this area, and 10 thousand tractors silt got removed. The silt from the water bodies was carried away by the people of this village and was deposited and spread over the agricultural lands in this area.
Kavathe Yamai, is a drought-prone village located in the district of Pune, here Relfor Foundation, undertook the responsibility of desilting of water bodies, in the year 2017. The process of desilting was completed with the help of 4 poclains and around 250 tractors and truckloads every day, for a span of 1 month. In total 5 thousand tractors and 2000 cu.mtr of silt got removed resulting in the enhancement of the water capacity to 20 lakh liters.
Someshwar Lake, Someshwar Temple, Baramati, Pune
Soil extraction from a lake near the renowned temple of Someshwar, Karanje, located in Baramati, was completed within a span of little more than 2 months. The project result was the removal of around 15 thousand Brass soil. This extracted brass soil was deposited on the farmlands in an area of around 90 acres for turning to into a fertile land. The fertility of the land benefited around 53 farmers.
Vijay Talav, Khed Taluka, Pune
In another similar activity, Relfor Foundation carried out a project in Davdi village, located in Khed Taluka. This soil extraction project was completed in a span of 41 days. The result of this project was an extraction of 2550 dumpers 8 thousand brass soil. Likewise, the soil was deposited on the farmland of around 60 acres. The process benefited 40 farmers turn their farmlands into fertile lands.
On the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, Mr. Deepak Nathani with his team from Relfor Foundation inaugurated a housing project for the tribal families of Amdabad and Kavathe Yamai villages situated in the district of Pune. A similar project has also been initiated in the Mulshi area of Pune. Thatched grass huts of these tribal people were transformed into a brick and mortar house, providing them a space to live with dignity. The first phase of the plan includes constructing 66 housing units, consisting of Hall, kitchen, bedroom and attached washrooms. Upliftment and development of similar areas are surely a part of the future plans.
Tribal Homes In Bhomale Village
Nestled in the hillock, 90 km away from Pune, away from the range of mobile phones, tribes living in Bhomale village was dreaming of a new house for the last three years. Now their dreams have turned into reality with Relfor Foundation. The foundation undertook the responsibility of completing their much-awaited houses and helped them in living a proper civic life.
Relfor Foundation was happy to undertake this house building project for these Katkari Tribal people as they are still a victim of backwardness. They lack in overall development because of their location in the jungles. Neither do they have the proper education nor lands for cultivating to live a standard life. These tribal people were living in houses made of raw charcoal, grass and wood. Increasing globalization and industrialization has forced this society to live the life of nomads.
Three years ago the people of this village started the construction of their houses with the help of the people from Katkari society, however, the construction was incomplete due to some technical shortcomings of the administration. So they continued living their lives in unusual habitats. Three years later, this became a news and was published in a local Marathi newspaper. Nitin Ghodke the CSR officer of the Relfor Foundation company, came across this article and he immediately went to this village and inquired about their problems. After a good understanding needs of the situation, this problem was highlighted to Mr. Deepak Nathani, CEO of Relfor Labs. As a kind and generous human being he understood the need of the situation and immediately sanctioned the fund for the completion of the houses.
The successful completion of the project has given immense pleasure to Relfor Foundation, as they were happy to be part of this noble cause. The project was highly appreciated not only by the tribes who got their houses, but also by the people from the nearby villages.
Relfor Foundation is eager to take many more such projects as they love to see the satisfied smiles on the faces after every such job.
Relfor Foundation sponsored the redesigning of the Garden project for Matoshree Old Age Home, located in Karve Nagar in Pune. An open and unused space of this old age home was planned and designed into a beautiful garden with ample of trees and properly trimmed grasses along with tile fitted walkway. Space not only looked beautiful but benefited over 100 senior citizen residents for their daily dose of exercise and walks. The entire beautification project was also completed within a remarkable time span of just 2 months.
Relfor Foundation revamped a dilapidated auditorium in Chatrapati Matimand Vidyalaya, a residential school for differently abled children, located in Hingane. Under this project, a complete revamping was done by equipping it with a 55 inch LED Smart TV, an Audio System and other required amenities. After the remodeling of the hall, it was named as Raj Auditorium. The activity of upgradation helped out the teacher and student learning sessions much more interactive, fruitful and easy.