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.