Chinmaya Lilly Mahila Mandal
Lilly is a remote panchayat of Nagrota Bagwan block in district Kangra of Himachal Pradesh. Panchayat comes under a dry zone and 70% of farm activities depends on a single lift irrigation facility constructed by irrigation and public health department of state government. In the year 2017 this lift irrigation got damaged since then farmers were facing irrigation problems. Farmers strived hard to contact government agencies for the repair of damaged irrigation pipeline but they could not succeed. Farmers of the panchayat were disappointed with such ignorance by the government functionaries. Farmers were facing severe irrigation problems and they wanted to repair irrigation pipeline soon so that they get sufficient irrigation for their crops.
Chinmaya Lilly Mahila Mandal noticed the problem, discussed it in monthly meeting and decided to bring this issue in knowledge of Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) – Nagrota Bagwan. Mahila Mandal members consulted the issue with the CORD team member who guided them to write complaint letter to SMD. Smt. Neelam Kumari, president of Mahila Mandal passed a resolution in Mahila Mandal meeting and submitted it to SDM along with her fellow members. They explained the story to SDM diligently and convinced him to take necessary action for solution of the problem. In the next fifteen days, SDM ordered to concerned agency for immediate repair of the damaged irrigation pipeline. Thus a collective initiative of Chinmaya Lilly Mahila Mandal succeeded to resolve the significant issue of Lilly panchayat.