Video: How A Physically Challenged Man Changed A Drought-Ridden Region In Rajasthan To A Green Oasis

The Logical Indian Rajasthan

October 21st, 2016 / 7:25 PM

Source: videovolunteers

The single-minded efforts of Chain Singh, a physically challenged man from Delwara, Rajasthan, helped in shaping the landscape from a dust-ridden environment of acute droughts and severely rationed drinking water to greenery and shady trees where the people of his region take pride in participating in his endeavours.

Chain Singh first learnt about the impact of nature on climate in his childhood. “There was a severe drought in my village. People would yearn for a glass of water,” narrates Chain Singh. He learned that more trees bring more precipitation, bringing more rainfall, a solution to the water crisis his village faced.

As he grew up, Chain Singh started life driving a vehicle for hire and the thoughts of trees took a backseat. Fate intervened when he was involved in an accident, which left him with a permanent disability. Not one to feel sorry for himself, he thought of other interests, especially in plants and saplings. “As I child my father used to grow trees. He would give me incentives to water these plants and tell me – One day these plants are going to bear you fruits and flowers,” Chain Singh tells Sambhu, the correspondent from Video Volunteers, who first reported this story.

Starting with small garhas (earthenware pots) of precious drinking water, he slowly applied himself to planting batwa (a kind of local spinach) and many other edible plants. With help, he started nurturing saplings, which today are sturdy trees of peepul, mehndi (henna) and more.

The saplings that Chain Singh planted are huge trees today, where people love to gather in the shade near bus stops and small shops on the roadside.

People of the area soon helped and today all are reaping the benefits of an abundance of plants, trees and greenery for miles around. All because of the love and passion of one man for a rich environment.


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

China Is Planting Billions Of Trees To Fight Desertification

Aarey dairy butterfly garden

This Mumbai Family Planted Over 5,500 Saplings In 17 Years, Turning Barren Land Into Butterfly Garden

6 crore trees MP

MP: 1.5 Million Volunteers Plant 66 Million Trees In 12 Hours In A Record-Breaking Environmental Drive

Andhra MLA Translocates Trees

Upset By Trees Being Cut Down, Andhra MLA Translocates Trees By Spending His Own Money

Daripalli Ramaiah

Once Mocked As Mentally Unstable, He Got Awarded Padma Shri For Planting 1 Crore Saplings

SayTrees

How SayTrees Is Bringing The Green Cover Back To Bengaluru

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Single Mothers Are Not Obliged To Disclose Father’s Name In Birth Certificates: Madras HC

News

Hapur Lynching Survivor Waits For Police To Record Statement, Says Can Identify Accused

My Social Responsibility

An Online Memorial That Honours Those Who Once Wore The Indian Military Uniform

My Story

My Story: I Was Sexually Harassed On A Train & People Said It Happened Because I Was Travelling Alone

Fact Check

Fact Check: No, Uttarakhand Govt Won’t Charge For Helicopter Rides During Rescue Missions

News

Irony: Centre Might Amend Right To Information Act Without Prior Information

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.