For the people of Dhappa village in Betul, MP, what Parvati didi was able to do this year was nothing short of a miracle.
We, The People
07 February 2018
Village gets Chaupal after 15 years!
The people in this village have been asking their Panchayat for a Chaupal for last 15 years but nothing moved until one day Parvati didi wrote a proper application with references to her Fundamental Rights, Panchayati Raj Act and other Government Orders and went to her Sarpanch. With support of other members from her village organisation, she was able to get the Sarpanch to finally act on her complaint and start the construction of the Chaupal. She had been trying to do this for last many years by talking to the Panchayat and complaining, but after joining the Civic Literacy and Engagement Programme (CLEP) with PRADAN and WTP, she understood the power of the Constitution and rights it gives to the citizens. As part of this programme when she was asked to take up one issue that concerned her the most and use this knowledge to resolve the issue, she immediately started working on get this Chaupal constructed in her village and finally succeeded.