Daijiworld Media Network – Karwar (MS)
Karwar, Jun 9: For the people of Manjuguni village of Ankola, Mahadeva Naika turned out to be a ‘Bhagirath’ as he dug a well along and resolved the drinking water issue of the villagers.
Mahadeva Mankalu Naika is a resident of Manjuguni village of Ankola taluk. The villager where he resides runs out of drinking water during summer.
There is only one well in the gram panchayat limits for 60 houses. But it gets dried during summer months.
Though there are wells in some homes of the village, water is not available properly. In addition, as the sea is just nearby, the water of the wells turns out salty during summer months. Seeing the plight of the villagers Naika started digging well on his land. In the last lock down he had in fact dug well to a depth of 28 feet but did not get water. During the second lock down he continued the work and dug another four feet and got water at a depth of 32 feet.
Naika, who works as a daily wage labourer cannot afford to get a well dug by hiring workers as he cannot afford the expenses. That is why he utilized the lock down time and dug a well. Now his household as well as the whole village uses drinking water from this well.
The villagers have lauded the effort of Naika and are happy that at last their drinking water scarcity during the summer months is resolved.