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  project name ~ Bhalaswa Lok Shakti Manch 2014

category ~ Community Empowerment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Bhalaswa Lok Shakti Manch 2014

  NGO

 

Sanchal Foundation

  Category

 

Community Empowerment

  District

 

New Delhi

  State

 

Delhi

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 848500

 

  Year Approved

 

2014

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Prahalad Rangan
Debolina Banerjee

 

Troy
Seattle
Seattle

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

Bhalaswa is a resettlement colony situated in North West District of Delhi. In 2002, about 20,000 families from several slums in the central parts of Delhi were forcibly evicted and relocated to this colony on the outskirts of the city, where even the most basic facilities such as running water and electricity were absent. With the assistance of the Sanchal Foundation, a group of women from the relocated families then formed a platform, called the Bhalaswa Lok Shakti Manch (BLSM), to represent their causes with the government and obtain their basic entitlements. The BLSM currently comprises of both women and youth, and has achieved some remarkable successes in forcing the government to recognize their needs and demands. It has even managed to spread out and help people from other slums and settlements.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

During the process of working in communities the BLSM has learnt many things. They have increased their network and reached out to other communities as well . Now they are working in Holambi Kalan Resettlement Colony, Kalandar Colony, Vishwanath Puri, Basant Dada Patil Nagar and 7 blocks in Jahangirpuri and in the same manner they share their experience with different bastis (communities) as well.

 

  Goals

 

 

Spread awareness about Food Security Act, to put pressure on government for the necessary amendments to the Act. To begin the process to seek permanent solution on the issue of water connection to the residents of the community. To get dust bins in the community for the garbage problem in the community. Establish a local school nearby community (which is just a kilometre away from the community) and very soon the first session is going to be started. Facilities like drinking water by tankers, desks, gatekeeper been provided by the authorities to Community Schools . Spread awareness on the issue of shelter via workshops, public meetings and door to door visits. Organize community wide events to bring community people together and mobilize people on the current problems of the community.

 
 

  


 
 
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