Staff Reporter

Plans ready for providing modern basic amenities to people of Badarpur Khadar, High Court told

Status report filed by Deputy Commissioner after meeting with various departments

Village to get electricity, primary school,

bore-well, paved streets and more

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government on Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that its various departments and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi had prepared plans to provide all modern basic amenities, including power and education, to the luckless villagers of Badarpur Khadar in North-East Delhi.

A status report filed by Deputy Commissioner (Shahdara North) T. C. Nakh following his meeting with representatives of the various departments and the civic body said the civic body had agreed to open a primary school in the village and power distribution company BSES had been asked to provide electricity to the area.

The report said the BSES had prepared an estimate of Rs.4.12 crore for the electrification project. As for drinking water facilities, the report said the Delhi Jal Board proposes to dig bore-wells. The water would be supplied after proper chlorination, the report added.

A Health Department representative said a mobile dispensary had been visiting the village twice a week. The Chief District Medical Officer had been directed to send a health worker to take care of pregnant women, lactating mothers and children in the village, the report stated.

The Deputy Commissioner said necessary estimates for providing paved streets and drains in the village were being prepared.

A full-time safai karamchari would be deployed there with immediate effect, he said.

The Court had last month expressed shock over the absence of basic facilities in the village.

“All of us should hang our heads in shame if it is correct that hundreds of children in Badarpur Khadar village are being denied of their Fundamental Right to education in the absence of a primary school there,” the Court had observed.

The Court had made the sharp observations on a public interest litigation filed by voluntary organisation Social Jurist seeking directions to the Delhi Government and the MCD to provide basic amenities to these villagers immediately.

The Bench had also sought replies from the Government and the civic body to the petition.

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