“Slum in a hope…”
A well known slum in Delhi “Kathputli Colony” have deteriorated to such an extent due to the high density of population (about 2800 families), that the people here hardly enjoy even the basic amenities.
A bunch of students went to this slum of Delhi called Kathputli Colony for a statistical analysis of the same. Some boys (merely educated), resident of that area toured all the students and acknowledged them with all the necessary information they asked for or wished to know. While the students were leaving from that area one of those boys asked with a hope “we helped you with maximum we could, will you help us in return??” Not so surprised, the students asked them “sure!! How do you want us to help you?? The students thought they would ask for some monetary help but in return they asked for some “dustbins” because they were involved in a network of cleaning that area.
Surprised students were overwhelmed with their gesture and donated a few dustbins to them. Clearly depicting the youth nowadays are well aware about the miserable facts of the country as well as their area.
A big salute to the youth of that area who wished to take a initiative of cleaning their society and live in an hygienic environment. At the same, thanking those students who helped them and gave a boost their doings.
BEHIND THIS STORY IS APATHETIC REALITY OF GOVERNMENT –
This being the first slum redevelopment of Delhi, by DDA. “In 2009, Government of Delhi initiated the redevelopment project” of the colony on public-private partnership basis. It’s now been “7 years but development is a just a dream” for thousands of artists living in Kathputli Colony.
What we see today is Narrow lanes, broken pathways, electric wires dangerously hanging on the streets and drains overflowing with sewage makes the colony uninhabitable.
These situations are worsening day by day due to increment of population.
The question arises in mind of peoples of that Slum that when will they get a better living? but our question is when the redevelopment work would actually be implemented ?
All the work done is just paper work, nothing on ground level yet.
When actually the changes will take place?
The government of India is dreaming about smart cities in the country. But question is ..Smart city with Slum areas or without Slum areas?
Do they don’t have a right to get a better living?
So many Questions remaining yet but none to be answered. Put a step ahead to support these people in all the way you can.