Mandawali - A Ground Reality

Mandawali is a MCD ward of Patparganj Assembly Constituency from East Delhi. The Patparganj constituency has a mixed demography of villages, slums, unauthorized colonies and apartments. Mandawali over a period of 40 years has evolved from a village settlement to a slum and is now an urban colony. Some blocks of Mandawali have been regularized by the government while some blocks are yet to be authorized. Adjacent to Mandawali are some of the posh colonies like Ras Apartment, Maitree Apartment and Technology Apartment. Mandawali is a densely populated residential area majorly inhibited by migrants and the residents have complained about how the government has been ignorant regarding the development of the area.

The major problems that the residents of Mandawali face are open sewer lines, garbage, lack of cleanliness, illegal hawking system and regular theft cases which amount to many severe law and order problems.

Janta Colony- A Ground Reality

Babarpur Assembly Constituency of North East Delhi consists of 4 MCD wards – Janta colony, Subhash Mohalla, Babarpur and Kardampuri. The team of Rural-Urban Distress and Reforms surveyed the Janta Colony ward in which 60 people were questioned through face to face interaction from Janta Mazdoor Colony, New Zafrabad, Gorakh Park, and West Babarpur. The problems of garbage, sewer and drainage, education, health, cramped house, public toilet, road, unemployment got highlighted.

Based on the survey done by the team and its analysis, it comes to the forefront that during the term of  the same counsellor, there are huge differences in infrastructure and development among the different areas of the ward. Janta Mazdoor Colony is the most underdeveloped area of this ward in comparison to the other three areas. Currently the Balanced regional development is utmost requirement of this ward.

Paschim Vihar- A Ground Reality

Paschim Vihar is an MCD Ward of Shakur Basti Assembly Constituency from Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha Constituency which is headed by MLA Satyendra Jain. Vineet Vohra is the MCD Councilor of this ward. The ward constitutes a Jhuggi Jhopri cluster attached to a posh colony where many of the residents work as domestic help. It is a densely populated with migrants from rural areas of neighboring states of Delhi. The residents of Paschim Vihar Jhuggis lack a proper garbage disposing mechanism causing some clusters to dump in open public grounds and some to dig huge pits in the ground to dispose garbage. The condition of the sewer and drain system is terrible. Major drug abuse has led to unemployment among both men and women and they are on the constant lookout for more employment opportunities as they have time at their disposal.

New Seemapuri - A Ground Reality

New Seemapuri is a MCD Ward of Seemapuri Assembly Constituency from North East Delhi which is headed by MLA Rajendra Pal Gautam. Mohini Jeenwal is the MCD councilor from this ward and comes under the MCD zone of Shahdara North. The ward majorly constitutes unauthorized colonies and Jhuggi Jhopri Clusters (JJC). It is a densely populated residential area majorly inhibited by migrants from rural areas of neighboring states of Delhi.

The residents of New Seemapuri face major problems such as abuse of drugs, scrap Picking Business and drug Mafia gangs. The residents themselves call the area as a synonym to drug abuse. There is a huge law and order issue in the area.

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