A celebratory event was organized today to observe and mark the year-long, collective effort made towards developing strong community engagement and involvement in 13 settlements, aspiring to become ‘Adarsh Bastis’ with improved access to basic civic and sanitation services.
Organized by the Centre for Advocacy and Research and the Mahila Pragati Manch, senior officials of DUSIB, MCD and Civil Society leaders felicitated 381 representatives of the Community Management Committee (CMC), Peer Educators, Grassroots Communicators and Editorial Team of Wall Newspaper, Sanitation Workers, Caretakers, Male Groups from these Settlements of South, South-West, East and North-East Delhi. They were recognized for the tireless work they put in to improve access to quality sanitation facilities and services at a special event titled, Celebrating the Spirit of We Can Overcome.
“The contribution of the community under the leadership of the women in managing sanitation services is not only path-breaking and the settlements are not ready to be declared as model bastis but have the potential to be scaled up across the JJ clusters.” -Shri S.K. Mahajan, Chief Engineer, DUSIB
“We are willing to support the community management of these services in every possible way including budgetary and logistical support.”- Shri Atique Ahmed, Dy. Commissioner, EDMC- Shahadra (South)