VERUSHKA KARL SHROFF’S CAMPAIGN TO BUILD HOMES FOR TRIBALS IN PALGHAR, MAHARASHTRA
I am VERUSHKA KARL SHROFF, 14 years old & in Grade 9 at JNIS, Mumbai. This campaign of mine aims to build “Pakka houses” for tribals at WADA, Palghar district (1.5 hours from Mumbai).
#Barely 100 km away from Mumbai, in the villages of Wada, Palghar Taluka is a tribal settlement.
#They live in huts made of wood, thatch, and mud. The homes are very flimsy.
#Their washrooms are a structure that has 4 small bamboo sticks that are thatched.
#These homes give way during the monsoons & offer no protection against rodents, snakes, etc.
#Their quality of life and health also suffers.
They need better homes like the one above. Let us come together and make it happen. The cost to make a proper house is INR 2.25L. Net of govt subsidies and funding from Rotary clubs a deficit amount of INR 40000 is needed.
- The Rotary District 3141 has taken up a target to build 500 houses in the village.
- The families will get a concrete house made of brick & mortar and a separate toilet.
- Government of India, under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G),’ has offered INR 1.2L as a subsidy for them to construct houses and toilets.
- The houses will be made with the assistance of the panchayat and the DC’s office.
Rotary is now building low-cost homes with an area of 290 sq feet. It has a room, a kitchen and a toilet. This will dramatically change the lives of tribal families in Palghar.
The above picture shows a house being constructed.
I am VERUSHKA KARL SHROFF , 14 years old & in Grade 9 at JNIS, Mumbai.
I was surprised to learn about the plight of tribals located just 1.5 hours from Mumbai. They live in poverty and also in extremely deplorable conditions. They are financially not in a position to make proper homes. This was their plight before COVID-19 and now it must be far worse. By building concrete homes, we’re ensuring they at least have a proper shelter and a proper toilet for life. This will dramatically change their lives.
What also motivated me was the cost. Just INR 40000 is what is required to change their lives as the balance amount is being taken care off by the govt and Rotary clubs. Let’s come together and give them a secure future with a home. Please fund and support my campaign. Pl also do share this on your social media and spread the word – it matters.
A HOME THAT IS BEING FINISHED: