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Importance of Public Consultation

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Siadpura – Kuradi, is one of the proposed peri-urban water schemes under the World Bank-funded Uttarakhand Water Supply Program (UWSP) in the district, Haridwar. For the active support of the community and the engagement of citizens, the facilitating agency Dev Rishi Educational Society (DRES) has organized a consultation on 21 st December, 2019. During the meeting, public representatives and the villagers took active part and there were no major issues that came up. In the follow up of the community mobilization activities, DRES and the FIU / UJN have felt the need for the reconstitution of the Grievance Redressal Committee (GRC). Finally, on 4th January 2020 DRES has organized a meeting in Kuradi village for the re-constitution of GRC. In the meanwhile, DRES and UJN team came to know that 20 families of the village have claimed that the land area for proposed tubewell had been allotted as a lease to them by the government. It