A high level delegation led by Human Welfare Foundation (HWF)
Chairman Dr. Saiyid Hamid met Delhi Chief Minister Mrs. Shiela Dixit
on Saturday October 24 and apprised her about the alarming condition
of the Badarpur Khadar Village.
Badarpur Khadar Village located 20 kms
to Indian capital New Delhi is miserably lacking in basic amenities.
The delegation discussed the possibilities of developing the area
and offered to adopt the village so as to provide the area with
necessary facilities of healthcare, education and other basic
infrastructure, said HWF press release issued yesterday.
An NGO based in New Delhi, Human
Welfare Foundation (HWF) is devoted to the uplift of the weaker
sections. Under 'Vision 2016 project' - its ambitious plan to
transform the social landscape of the country - the NGO has recently
undertaken broad-based ameliorative work mainly in the domains of
education and health in different states of the country.
Besides Dr. Saiyid Hamid, the
delegation that met the Delhi Chief Minister on October 24 included
HWF Vice Chairman Muhammad Jafar, General Secretary Prof. K.
A. Siddique Hassan, Athar Kareem Qidwai and Saleemullah Khan.
According to HWF National Coordinator
Saleemullah Khan, the Village - part of Karawal Nagar Assembly
Segment of Delhi Pradesh and having a population of above 5000
people is lacking in all sorts of basic amenities. A report
published in The Hindu on October 11, 2009 about the dangerous
condition in the village encouraged Human Welfare Foundation (HWF)
to meet the Chief Minister and offer her to adopt the village.
Titled as 'Delhi village leads life
without electricity', the report in the leading Indian daily had
observed, ‘Badarpur Khadar Village in Karawal Nagar constituency
area of North-East Delhi barely 30 minute run from CM office lacks
every basic facility. It has no power, no water connection, no
school and nor a government dispensary. Most of the children and
women in the area are affected by dust allergy. The poor people have
become destitute in their own homeland.'
The chief minister was shocked over
the report. She immediately ordered the area Sub Divisional
Magistrate (SDM) to look into the matter and submit a report at the
earliest, said Saleemullah Khan in the press release.
Noting that CM Shiela Dixit over the
years has given a fillip to Public-Private Partnership (PPP), the
Foundation said it had picked up this extremely backward area for
adoption and expected government support in the matter.
The Foundation also urged the Chief
Minister to provide electricity, sanitation, a proper approach road,
fair price shops and NREGS in the village.