Uplifting the deprived: NCCL to build houses for poor adivasis

News Bharati English    27-Nov-2014

Sabarkantha, November 27 : National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) has on November 21, launched its new social Project 'Rainbow Hills' in Vijaynagar Taluka of Sabarkantha district in Gujarat.    

In a simple Ceremony,  in the presence of NCCL President V.K. Saxena, Taluka Mamlatdar and other NCCL Volunteers, started the work of re-constructions/repairs and modernization of houses in the picturesque Vanaj village which is situated on a small hillock facing a huge lake.

After necessary survey, NCCL has selected 10 houses in village Vanaj, for reconstruction and repairs. The selected houses are on the small hillocks constructed by the Adivasis using mud for walls and local wood for ceiling. Adivasis in Vijaynagar Taluka are living in dilapidated dusty houses in an unhealthy conditions. It is a practical solution to improve the living standard of poor Adivasis.

Under the scheme, NCCL will do Repair of walls, floor, roof, Varendas etc, Plastering of mud walls & floor with Cement , Laying Cement Sheet on the roof for protection from rains, heat etc and putting tiles (Nadiya) on it for long lasting roof protection and Construction of toilets. by protecting their cultural identitty as well.

NCCL will arrange Cleaning of surrounding area with the help of local Adivasis of the selected houses and will guide them to maintain clean & hygienic surroundings and also to stop using plastic products, causing maximum damage to the Environment. The entire cost of repair/reconstruction etc will be borne by the NCCL.

The aim of this scheme is to provide basic amenities to the poor Adivasis, without disturbing their lifestyle, traditions and surroundings. Further, these Adivasis will also be guided to rent out one room in these neatly repaired and Re-constructed houses to the tourists interested in eco-tourism, which will generate income for them.

NCCL is a non-profitable multi dimensional social organization which has actively taken interest and participation in issues pertaining to public and national interest and has always remained in the forefront in raising issues against self appointed environmentalists / institutions to prevent perpetration of injustice.

NCCL in the past successfully implemented a unique practical, positive and participatory project, Mission ENDURE, in Ahmedabad City in association with Ahmedabad Muncipal Corporation (AMC), to reduce dust pollution by constructing footpaths from pre-cast Cement Concrete blocks.