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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.
I was pleased to see your reply. You are the first politician who care what his supporter wants and reply in a very humble manner. It's very praise worthy. My all best wishes for upcoming election. It's a changing moment of history.
Sir, it's a request to you kindly raise the issue of unalloted plots to DDA Rohini 1981 scheme. We are waiting for it for 33 years as well as 25000 families are waiting too but DDA has given just paper assurance. Kindly look into the matter sir.