DLF Foundation, under our Model Village Project, undertook several infrastructure development projects for the improvement of Tikli village. The objective was to convert the village into a smart village modelled on Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana of the Government of India. Tikli is located near Badshapur in the, Gurugram, district of Haryana. It has a population of around 10,000.
After undertaking a thorough review, study and onsite visits of existing models, we were prepared to set a benchmark for social and economic development in a rural location, primarily with an agri-based rural economy to create a DLF MODEL VILLAGE PROJECT in Tikli. We used DLF's own set of parameters in reference to the Human Development Index and Sustainable Development Goals. The following activities had been initiated under the project for the FY 2017-18:
The village panchayat and, the principals of the government senior secondary school, and the government primary school, had requested DLF Foundation to adopt the schools. This meant undertaking infrastructure development and enhancing the quality of education in the schools. Based on the request, DLF we conducted a need assessment along with Society for All Round Development (SARD), an NGO involved in educational activities. It was found that the school was an under-resourced government school and there was an urgent need to improve the infrastructure related to water, sanitation, school equipment and paint. It was also found that the school needed further educational enhancement programs to improve learning levels of students through capacity building of all stakeholders including SMC/teachers, students, community and multi-level government bodies.
Considering the above, a comprehensive project was developed that included action points such as construction of new toilet for boys, new toilet for girls, drinking water points with 2 water coolers, beautification around the school's banyan trees, whitewash and painting, development of school infrastructure, environmental beautification, educational activities to enhance the quality of education and training of teachers.
To provide a basic sports facility to the youth, a sports ground with a boundary wall alongside it was constructed.
The setting up of the water ATM was completed in September 2017 and the drinking water supply was started from October 2017, operated by Water Health International.
The community leaders of Tikli took a five-day tour to Ralegan Siddhi and Hivare Bazar, Maharashtra, to learn how to convert the village into one modelled on Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. The delegation got the opportunity to learn from social activist Shri Anna Hazare and attend the training sessions by his team, including project visits to help them prepare a strategic plan for Tikli village.