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  project name ~ Bhalaswa Lok Shakti Manch

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  Project Name


Bhalaswa Lok Shakti Manch



Bhalaswa Lok Shakti Manch










  Budget Approved


Rs 250000


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Ankur Jain












People from many slums of Delhi have been forcibly evicted and relocated to undeveloped areas on the outskirts which lack even the most basic facilities such as running water and electricity. The people of Bhalaswa have formed this platform to represent their causes with the govt., and fight for their human rights. The group, largely comprised of women, has found success in forcing the govt to recognize their needs and demands. They have even managed to spread out and help people from other slums in Delhi, as well as Lucknow, wage similar campaigns.





Securing land and education related rights of residents of Bhalaswa. BLSM has successfully been able to convince the government to let resettled kids transfer to local schools instead of having to travel many miles to their old schools. Government office visits and protests organized by BLSM have led to the development of basic infrastructure like clean water, etc in Bhalaswa. BLSM is also actively networking with folks living in other slums that are about to be resettled.





The goals of this project are to fight for basic living rights for the residents of Bhalaswa, a resettlement colony in Delhi. The NGO proposes to organize a number of activites towards this goal. These include government office visits, protests/demonstrations, networking meetings with other organizations, as well as running a children''s library in Bhalaswa to serve as a community focal point. Note that we have agreed to only partially support the project, in part due to the large budget amount.



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