Delhi has 369 villages which are, though, called as Urban Villages but continue to suffer from developmental inequalities. The basic infrastructure is in such a sorrow state that some villages lack even the basic facilities of dispensary, first aid or maternity home. The Hospitals are 15-20 km away from the Village areas.
Villages lack power supply up to 5-6 hours, a condition that gets worse during the summers when power cuts extend to 12 hours. There are no sufficient schools for higher education and whatever small numbers of schools are there, happen to face huge shortage of teachers. The quality of teaching is being deteriorated increasingly; resulting into the school showing poor performance in board exams.
Transport is another area which needs urgent attention. The bus services in villages are not regular and if it comes to describing roads, the lesser the better. Villages continue to face huge water shortage. Many villages lack even the piped water supply; they get water through tankers on weekly/biweekly basis. The sewer facilities are totally absent in the villages. The groundwater level is decreasing every year by 20-30 feet, as a result of which both lands and farmers' lives are being destroyed.
Several villages has seen no Chakbandi(redistribution of land) since 1908, causing huge scarcity of land for the residential/commercial purposes. Further government loots the farmers through unfair legislations and poor compensation. We must ensure that the lands are acquired from farmers or land owners by paying the fair compensation on the basis of circle rates. The sections 81, 33 and 65A of Delhi Land Reforms Act have become a tool for exploiting the farmers. As per section 33, a farmer can't sell his land if its size is less than 8 acres. Either he has to sell his entire land or can't sell anything. More than 4000 cases are pending, under the section 81, in the Mehrauli block alone.
Lal Dora of Delhi villages not extended in last 15 years despite the obvious rise in population.
- Section 81 of Delhi land reforms Act not repealed during last 15 years despite promises by Congress in manifestos.
- All business and residential establishments in the villages should be regularized.
- The need for seeking permission to build basement, G+3 floors in the villages should be abolished.
- Villagers have lost their livelihood and should be given reservation and rebate.
- The villagers should be allowed to dig well/ bore well for farming.
- No sewerage and water supply facility in most of Delhi's villages.
- No transport facility available in Delhi villages.
- Growth centers started during BJP's rule in rural area abandoned.
- Ownership rights to those landless in villages who were allotted housing plots under Bees Sutri programme
- Oneself occupied house of each rural family to be exempted from house tax
- Priority to rural landless families in different housing schemes
- Expansion of Lal Dora
- Revenue department to be computerized
- Bhalswa landfill to be developed into tourism spot
- Section 81 and 33 of Delhi Land Reform Act to be amended to regularize existing unauthorized colonies beyond urban villages. Setting up of dedicated 'Board for Rural Development Board' for holistic development of villages on outskirts of Delhi
- Farmers of Yamuna Khadar will not be dispossessed of their land
- Secure Gram Sabha land in environment and rural interests
- Lift the ban on new tube wells
- Chakbandi of agriculture land to be resumed and completed
- Technology sharing with rural youth to promote agriculture
CATTLE SHEDS AND COW PROTECTION
Vision for Delhi – Manifesto 2013
Well equipped Cattle Sheds will be created for stray cattle and cows. Responsibility of maintaining such facilities will be given to voluntary organisation