Social Initiatives

Pitre Foundation is a funding trust through which Pitre Business Ventures executes its various CSR Initiatives. The Foundation also works in close collaboration with other NGOs.

'SIDDHI', 'AAKAR' and CREDAR (Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship Development and Research) are the three institutions through which Pitre Foundation undertakes Social, Cultural and Educational Initiatives. SIDDHI and AAKAR are dedicated to Rural Community Development, raising Environment Awareness, Women and Youth Welfare and Educational Initiatives. CREDAR was established with a view to offer training facilities and avenues to enable the youth to undertake employment for Self Sustenance.


Promotion of Environmental Awareness

Established in the year 1992, SIDDHI is a leading NGO with outstanding performance in the field of Agriculture, Rural Housing, Women Empowerment, School Campus Development in over 200 Schools, Programs for Youth, Water Management, Organic Farming and Self-Help Groups. SIDDHI also works as a nodal agency for Government Programs and Implementation.

Some notable initiatives by SIDDHI includes,

  • SCDP – School Campus Development Program
  • Agro-based Consultancy
  • Poultry Feed Division Consultancy

AAKAR Organization

Leadership Initiatives for Social Causes and Activities

Established in the year 2002, AAKAR is a Youth Organization intended to enable and aid Leadership and Personality Development through attitudinal evolution among the youth. It also aims to increase Social Awareness by promoting Women and Youth Welfare.

Some of the activities undertaken under AAKAR organization are,

  • Disaster Management
  • Skilled/Unskilled Labor Welfare
  • Women’s Welfare and Skill Development
  • Community Mobilization for Social Causes


Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship Development and Research

Established in the year 2004, this institution provides classroom as well as hands-on training to develop Entrepreneurship and Management skills at the grass root level. It aims to provide Management skills and Leadership to the region through committed entrepreneurs in the field of Art, Design, Handy-Crafts, Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, IT & Biotechnology fields.

The various entrepreneurial, educational and cultural initiatives undertaken by CREDAR are,

  • DeCAD – Devrukh College of Art & Design (
  • Devrukh Lalit Kala Academy
  • Hospitality & Catering
Olee Maatee


"Olee Maatee" is a CREDAR initiative to enable local artisans towards sustainable rural development and employment.