In the last 62 years the Badarpur Khadar village in North-East Delhi could not see electricity. Nor road, drinking water and school. With the Delhi-based Muslim NGO Human Welfare Foundation deciding to adopt it, the village can now hope for some light.
A delegation of the NGO comprising its President educationist Saiyid Hamid, General Secretary K Siddique Hassan and Mohammad Jafar, Vice President, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, met Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on October 24 and offered to adopt the village to set up and run a primary school, a dispensary and a vocational technical school there.
The NGO submitted a memorandum to the chief minister detailing that it visited the village after a media report and found it lacking all primary civic amenities.
“The Badarpur Khadar Village is a part of Karawal Nagar Assembly Segment of Delhi Pradesh, just 20 km from CM’s office. The village has a population of above 5000 and falls in the Karawal Nagar Assembly segment. A delegation of Human Welfare Foundation visited the village on 19.10.09 . This village does not have roads, electricity, school, dispensary, fair price shop and even NREGA Scheme. Most of the children and women reportedly are affected by dust allergy. These poor people have become destitute in their own home land,” reads the memorandum.
The HWF has proposed in the memorandum that it will set up and manage a primary school, a dispensary and will also run a vocational technical school if the Govt. provides them 2 acres of land.
In order to redeem this destitute village, the NGO has urged the government to provide following facilities: e lectricity, sanitation, B.T. approach road…brick or cc, village road, fair price shops and NREGA scheme.