Karnataka: 60-Yr-Old Woman Digs Wells For Villagers In Parched Village Using Her Savings

The Logical Indian Karnataka

July 6th, 2016 / 12:23 PM

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The biggest woe in the parched Kundapur village in Udupi, Karnataka as in many of the dry districts of India is the availability of potable water. But thanks to sexagenarian Laxmi Poojarthi, the whole village is being able to quench its thirst. The 60-year-old woman took the initiative while  four men have dug up a 52-foot deep well which is now serving water to at least 10 households in the family. She took up the initiative in Viveknagar Colony of Amparu Gram Panchayat under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005.


Government money and her own funds

Owing to highly undulating terrain, the Amparu village suffers from water scarcity. The villagers’ only source of water during the scorching summer used to be tankers. In other seasons, they had to traverse a distance of at least two to three kilometres to get some water. The hand pumps also did not provide good quality of water. With three-and-a-half-years of efforts, Laxmi has been able to dig the six-feet wide well. Apart from Gram Panchayat fund, Laxmi invested Rs 40,000 from her savings to construct the well, including part of wages from the NREGA work to meet the cost.


The Logical Indian salutes the wisdom of the woman in utilizing government’s funds for the common good and also commends her for her selflessness by putting in her own saved money to ensure water is available for many families.


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