Tuesday, August 20, 2019

RWA Bhagidari Blog is now amongst the Top 50 Social Work Blogs WorldWide on the FeedSpot

We are pleased to inform that our RWA Bhagidari Blog has been added in the FeedSpot List of the Top 50 Social Work Blogs worldwide. This RWA Bhagidari blog was launched on the 25th of November 2009 and merely after 3 more months, it will complete 10 years while serving the RWA community. We will soon start sharing the sweet memories of these 10 years on the Blog.  

Launch of this blog was followed by the Launch of our RWA Bhagidari Website as well as the East Delhi RWAs Joint Front - Federation, which is now, mostly, the Talk of the Town, on various civic issues, concerning the residents. The very recent achievement of our Network was the Roll Back of the Fixed Charges of Electricity for which we had fought a battle with Delhi Government for 16 months.

Thanks to all of you for the support.

Best regards,

B S Vohra

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

RWAs - Install A Happy Fridge, to feed the poor !

The Happy Fridge is a community fridge installed by responsible individuals or residential welfare associations to donate nutritious food to the needy. Happy Fridges are installed in the residential complexes, markets, RWAs, etc. and is able to serve 1,500 - 2,000 meals a month. This is an effective way to ensure that no one in our community ever sleeps hungry and food waste is also minimized.

There are always some food items in your home that go to waste every day. Similarly, in your locality, many families face the same issue of food wastage. Now we are giving you a better option. Just put those waste food items in the Community Fridge at your RWA office & ask those who may require it to pick any time to feed the hunger. In such a way, the waste food items of your home may become the required items for the poor. Just apply for a Free Community Fridge, for your RWA office now.

If selected, you may get: Free of cost fridge, Free of cost fridge service and repair, Food safety training to residents, pamphlets to spread awareness in society, Publicise activity on social media.

Citizens signing up for the Happy fridge should have Location, Electricity Point, Arrangement of Safe shelter and security.

You can apply for a Happy Fridge. Just a few remaining now. Mail us with your contact details & we will forward the same to the organizers. Please email to rwabhagidari@yahoo.in

Proposal for a Shared security guard in your area

Dear Sir, 
It was a pleasure interacting with you. We are a Technology startup incubated in SINE, IIT-Bombay. We are solving the problem of security concerns in Residential areas by providing a shared security guard who will patrol your area. Here are the details:
  • Guard will be patrolling a maximum of 5 streets in your area covering 100 homes, not more than that. He will pass by your house at least every 15 minutes.
  • The subscription to this service is OPTIONAL. Each house needs to pay Rs. 250 per month to subscribe to this service. Even if we get 10 subscribers in your area, we will provide a guard. We hope that others will pay in the future. We will look after only those houses who have subscribed to the service. We will not operate through RWA. Families have to pay us individually. We need the help of RWA to reach out to residents.
  • The guard will be from a well-reputed security agency who will be well-trained and well-dressed. 
  • We plan to build a Mobile App which will have an Emergency button. It will alert the guard who will rush to your house within 2 minutes. We also plan to build an Emergency response team who will be there within 10 minutes. 
  • Money needs to be paid after 30 days of starting the service. If you are not happy with the service within 30 days, you can cancel the service and you don't need to pay for anything. 
  • We will put a small placard in front of every subscriber's house saying something like "This house is guarded by a security guard". It will act as a deterrent to crimes. 
We are grateful to you for hearing us out and giving your suggestions. We solicit your help in running a pilot program in 2-3 areas to start with.

I will look forward to hearing from you. 

Best regards.


Friday, August 2, 2019

It took us 16 months for a partial success in the fight against the hike of the Fixed Charges - Rolled Back on 31st July 2019

At last the Fixed Charges have been rolled back on 31st July 2019. It was a long battle of exactly 16 months. We had started demanding the Roll Back of the hike of the Fixed Charges on the very first day itself, i.e. 28th March 2018 & the partial success came to us on this 31st July 2019, when the DERC chairman announced the Roll Back of the Fixed Charges. 

The Detailed story of our battle with DERC & Delhi Government on this issue will be uploaded soon. We are still seeking the REFUND of Rs 5000 Crores, i.e. Excessively collected by the DISCOMs, in the 16 months period, on account of the Fixed Charges.

We are thankful to the entire Team of East Delhi RWAs Joint Front, that stood with us all the time.