Badarpur Khaadar Village Development Program


BadarpurKhaadar, a Muslim-majority village had caught the media’s attention in 2008 to house over 1000 inhabitants lacking even the basic amenities that many sub-Saharan villages have. Khaadar is a village so steeped in chronic deprivations that a global report referred to it as a case study of modern India’s extremes.CADAM started working in Badarpur Khadar from May 2008 and invited the attention of Delhi government and also the media and the public towards their problems. CADAM’s team comprisingAnita Gujrati, Wajida Tabassum, Rajesh Maurya, Jameel, Firoz and local field coordinator Sanjay Bharti played key role in highlighting the problems. This team along with the affected community met then Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dixit and appraised her of the existing deprivation and lack of here essential services in the area. They met Dixit at her residence twice to highlight the lack of essential services in the village and sought actions to improve the conditions of the village. CADAM team also met National Human Rights Commission, and organized “Education for All” campaign twice in the area. They organized weekly meetings on awareness on education and various schemes and programs by the government. CADAM started a school in October 2008 in the area with the help of locals.