Mainstreaming of madras colony
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Mainstreaming of madras colony
a habitant of nearly 15,000 people, who use to feel them culturally & linguistically isolated even staying within the heart of Delhi.
Our present intervention with “madrasi colony” to enhance the total socio-economical status of the local inhibitors
Total integration of Madrasi Colony, JalVihar, Lajpat Nagar-2, New Delhi-110024 a mix land of DDA, Railway, Adjacent old Factory-which is abundant now, NDMC, MCD and some other agencies. Years back it was a jungle area and after establishing railway colony including the development of Jalvihar bus depot, the open land started using by the migrant inhabitant of Tamil Nadu who left their state for getting easy job at surrounding locality of Lajpat Nagar, East of Kailash etc. Gradually they started settling here permanently and applied & received their Delhi state identity card, enrolled in voter list and now they are the part & parcel of Delhi. The population of the slum nearly 15,000. Family 2,835 to 3,250.(Permanent, time bound and migrant).
Socio-economical status of the area:
As mostly the dwellers of Madrasi Colony are migrant from TamilNadu, they are poor verse in Hindi language – both male and female.
Females are working as domestic help and only speak the broken Hindi to continue the daily routine of profession. Males are in job of washing cars or maximum to join somewhere as driver. Some of them work as daily base labor under contractor for Delhi Metro etc.
Due to the cultural difference & geographical distance a feeling of separation make them isolated and mostly the adult & teen-aged males indulge into drugs and substance addiction – side effect of that are family violence, non seriousness about child-education which continuing with eve-teasing snatching or blading not for the outsider but for the insiders as well.
Hygienic condition is very poor, as the area being used for dumping garbage. No preventive medicine being sprayed neither any health facilities extended to them officially. No shed or shelter is there for teaching the children or adult. The rooms of jhuggi are too small to accommodate a group into any room.
A number of persons found disable, some congenitally, some due to train accident, which is a routine affair. The jhuggi literally on railway track and daily at least 35-40 trains both passengers and goods train passes the area.
Economically they are the real BPL and like any part of India the poverty ridden-unhygienic this area also divided by cast and other social ritual influences.
Followings are the brief of our work plan with cause and after-effect:
This may be the 1st phase target which may be show-cased as a pilot urban-slum development and hunger eradication program and later on this could be extended in many folds based on raised gradual local needs one after another in better development process of the community.
Madrasi Colony - cleanliness, education, disable empowerment