In an environment where each morning, we hear the stories of girls being tormented, assaulted, killed or treated like a doormat in somehow, trust India’s “town republics” to acquire some uplifting news every once in a while.
One such town in southern Rajasthan’s Rajsamand region is unobtrusively honing its own, homegrown image of Eco-woman’s rights and accomplishing terrific results.
Throughout the previous quite a long while, Piplantri town panchayat has been sparing girl child and expanding the green spread in and around it in the meantime.
Here, villagers plant 111 trees each time a girl child is conceived and the group guarantees these trees survive, accomplishing realization as the girl grow up.
In the course of the most recent six years, individuals here have figured out how to plant over a quarter million trees on the town’s touching lodge inlcuding neem, sheesham, mango, Amla among others.
On a normal 60 girl child are conceived here consistently, as indicated by the town’s previous sarpanch Shyam Sundar Paliwal, who was instrumental in beginning this activity in the memory of his girl Kiran, who passed on a couple of years back.
In about a large portion of these cases, guardians are hesitant to acknowledge the girl child, he says.
Such families are recognized by a town panel involving the town school central alongside panchayat and Anganwadi individuals.
Rs. 21,000 is gathered from the town inhabitants and Rs.10,000 from the girl’s dad and this aggregate of Rs. 31,000 is made into a settled store for the young lady, with a development time of 20 years.
Be that as it may, here’s the best part.
“We make these guardians sign an oath promising that they would not wed her off before the legitimate age, send her to school routinely and deal with the trees planted in her name,” says Mr. Paliwal.
Individuals additionally plant 11 trees at whatever point a relative bites the dust.
Be that as it may, this town of 8,000 did not simply stop at planting trees and greening their house. To keep these trees from being plagued with termite, the occupants planted more than over two million Aloevera plants around them. Presently these trees, particularly the Aloevera, are a wellspring of work for a few inhabitants.
“Step by step, we understood that aloevera could be prepared and promoted in an assortment of ways. So we welcomed a few specialists and requesting that they prepare our ladies. Presently inhabitants make and market aloevera items like juice, gel, pickle and so forth,” he says.
The town Panchayat, which has a studio-recorded hymn and its very own site, has totally banned liquor, open touching of creatures and cutting of trees. Villagers claim there has not been any police case here for the last 7-8 years.
Mr. Paliwal reviews the visit of social lobbyist Anna Hazare, who was extremely content with the advancement made by the town, he says.
“However, Rajasthan is entirely in reverse as far as town advancement contrasted with panchayats in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and so forth. So we have to buckle down towards making increasingly engaged towns,” says the previous sarpanch, trusting the administration listens to him.