About President

About President

I Dilip N.Utekar, born and brought up in my tiny village called 'Sakhar' in Khed taluka of Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra which is located at remote end of khed taluka, below Sahyadri Mountain. I faced life humble beginning with lots of pain and challenges and completed studies in nearby schools/colleges by walking 18-20 km per day in 1980s.

I have also undergone by acute drinking water crisis over many decades and we used to procure drinking water by walking many kilometers along with villagers and friends. All villagers had to spend their whole energy throughout the day for procurement of drinking water for their family/survival & animals like cow, buffalo, bullock etc.

Dilip N. Utekar

As there was no positive change even if there are government water tap schemes which are sick due to lack of proper technical and administration system which has resulted into huge migration of villagers who were deprived of drinking water which is the sad story of our region. I had a desire from my childhood that we need change and should be out of such crisis and at least next generation should not be the victim of this situation. Keeping in view my social responsibilities / awareness, I started water related work from village called 'Sakhar' and also covered adjacent 3 villages i.e. posre budruk, posre khurd and Dhamnand at my own cost. For this noble cause even I sold out my properties.

This work I started 3 years back without any kind of financial help from anybody in this regard till date and whatever I earned in my last 35 years career in city, have been spent onto this essential social cause.

Initially I wanted to do work for one particular wadi as per my financial strength, but on getting good success on 1st project, I executed such services to another 15 wadis (Four villages) due to other villagers request and sentimental attachments with the people /region. Although I was financially not sound to that extent but was mentally very strong to do so.

NGO Formation

In order to continue such social work and as advised by our consultants, we have formed NGO cum public trust in the name of 'Human Development & Empowerment Foundation'. Our Ngo is fully established & registered with sub-registrar, mumbai under regn. No. 190 DT. 21.01.2013 and also registered with the charity commissioner, Mumbai under regn. F- 53158 DT. 15.06.2013. We are also in receipt of central government recognition and registered with income tax authority who has granted us Regn. U/s-12A A (1) (b) (1) and u/s 80 g DT 14.11.2014 by which donors gets tax exemption and we have also applied for FCRA.

Saiprasad D. Utekar