Jal Chetna Yatra, S M Sehgal Foundation, Mewat, Haryana

Location    : Villages of Mewat, Haryana
Organiser  : S M Sehgal Foundation

Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) which is an initiative of S M Sehgal Foundation, a Gurgaon, India based NGO working on Integrated Sustainable Village Development model in villages of Mewat, one of the most backward districts of Haryana is organising a JAL CHETNA YATRA on the occasion of World Water Day. The yatra will commence on 19th March simultaneously from three blocks of district Mewat viz. Ferozpur Zhirka, Nagina and Tauru. It will cover apx 50 villages touching 125000 people in a period of three days. Along with pad yatra, meetings with villagers, nukkad nataks (street theatres) and signature campaign of villager’s commitment towards development of water resources will also be organised.  The water samples will also be tested by villagers/laboratory to check the potability of drinking water available in villages. The yatras will culminate into a large public meeting at Mewat Development Agency, district headquarter, NUH on 22nd March where district officials including T K Sharma (Commissioner Gurgaon division), Rajendra Singh (Magsaysay award winner and Chairman Tarun Bharat Sangh, Alwar) and other eminent personalities will address the large gathering.  A memorandum on water issues of Mewat will also be handed over to district administration by villagers.

The main objective of the program is to sensitize villagers, capacity building and advocacy on water issues. It will help in preparing the communities for taking action so that they can work with IRRAD, government departments and other organisations to solve the water problems of Mewat.

Program schedule of JAL CHETNA YATRA in Mewat, Haryana

Yatra origin place

Village wise program/meetings/event

 

19.3.10 (Friday)

20.3.10 (Saturday)

21.3.10 (Sunday)

22.3.10

(Monday)

Ferozpur Zhirka / Punhana block

Agon

Patkhori

Bhond

Padla

Rangala

Ferozpur Zhirka

Naharika

Raniyali

Raniyala

Yatra to be concluded in a district level meeting on 10.00 -12.00 am at MDA office, NUH. The large gathering of villagers to be addressed by Shri T K Sharma (Commissioner Gurgaon), Rajendra Singh (chairman, Tarun Bharat Sangh, Alwar) and other dignitaries.

Nagina/Nuh block

Satakpuri

Papdi

Akbarpur

Badkali chowk

Kotla

Kansali

Gaghas

Notki

Uletha

Karheda

Santhawari

Tauru block

Jafrabad Dingerhedi

Tauru

Goela

Bhazalka

Nuh

Note: Structured meetings and events will be organised in 25 villages only but yatra will sensitize villagers of apx 50-60 villages.

Contact Person:

Salahuddin Saiphy, Mob -9871189564, Email: s.saiphy@irrad.org

Lalit Sharma, Mob - 9971695930, Email: lalit.sharma@irrad.org

Zafar Hussain, Mob - 9996116721

Jal Chetna Yatra Secretariat: Mary Mathew, Mob - 9999316366, Email: m.mathew@irrad.org

For more details:
SALAHUDDIN SAIPHY
Programme Leader- Water Management
Institute for Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) - A Sehgal Foundation Initiative
(On Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations)
Plot # 34, Sector-44, Gurgaon.-122002, Haryana (INDIA)
Phone-+91-124-4744137, Fax - 4744123, Mobile-9871189564
Email: s.saiphy@irrad.org /s_saiphy@rediffmail.com

 

March 19, 2010 12:00AM - March 22, 2010 12:00AM

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