The initiative is a project of the Aga Khan Development Network

The project interventions have a high focus on the continuity of institutional sustainability and building the capacities of the communities to accept change while supporting them to ensure that the change that has occurred during the project period is continues.

The major strategy that has been and is being used is to create community based groups that monitor the efficacy of the government service.

For this component, it is the Mohalla Health and Sanitation Committee.

The MHSC is a community based institution created as part of the project to particularly address the preventive health components in Nizamuddin. One of the key factors that affect health in Nizamuddin is the cleanliness, the drainage and sewage lines, the access to toilets and other sanitation facilities.

The MHSC overlap the social and infrastructural elements of the project; 5 such committees have been formed formed to decentralise planning for improved sanitation for improved health.

These five MHSC groups represent all the 8 mohallas of the basti and collectively aim to tackle the problems of residents concerning with sewerage, water supply, waste collection, school admissions, electricity and various government entitlements. Currently more than 100 women are of the community are members of these groups and strongly advocate with departments like SDMC, DDA, DJB, BSES, and with political representatives.