Arun Lakhani is a technocrat, Social Entrepreuneue. He has done his M.Tech in Petro-Chem. He is pioneer in 24x7 water distribution program for 2.7 million population town of Nagpur. This project was acknoledged as best practice by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He is also promoter of first of its kind PPP , in Sewage treatment and reuse project of 200mld on 100% private funding. Both these unique projects are acknoledged widely at international and national forums and are being emulated by many towns , and in the govt policies.
As a thought leader in water sector , he is invited in various forums to share his experience. He believes in taking PPP to 4P model – the 4th P being People as citizens, without whose onboarding and active participation , social projects like water are difficult to succeed
His Company VIL also works in PPP sector of roads and highways.
He is member of National body of Bharat Rural livelyhood foundation (BRLF) - a govt of India funded social org.
He is President of Maharashtra Badminton Associaton
He is President of Runadhar Trust - an organistion working in skilling the suicide affected farmer families in vidarbha.
He is President of Laxmanrao Mankar Trust - an organisation operating 500+ single teacher schools in remote adivasi areas.
He is founder of SEA Foundation - promoting - Sustainability, efficiency and accountability
He is an also an active member of all leading Indian industry bodies including CII, FICCI and ASSOCHAM.