Karwar: Man digs 32-feet deep well all alone to fight village's water woes


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.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Eustace, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    I fully agree. He should be compensated by the Panchayat and Govt.

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  • Govind Belgaumkar, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    His work should be fully compensated under MGNREGS @Rs 1000 per day or at least Rs 500 per day. He should get a few lakhs as compensation including interest on arrears.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Wonderful.May God bless this man.I heard one who gives water to a thirsty person does ,God blesses him and is pleased more than other good work.So is this man too I find.Last time we heard even a woman too dug a well alone ,because there was no water available around .Its great ,risky ,because as you go downwards ,get difficulty in breathing.Hope atleast villagers helped him ,financially.One shouldnt let alone when one works for others ,hard and help.Sad to hear ,in certain areas no facilities for a drinking water.No Regional politiker is interested but only on votes.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Wah... Great job but feku still try to dig out our emty pocket.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Very good news for next manki bhat episode.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    The man has done an amazing job. It is all the more pleasing to note that there was no accidental mudslide, as at times happens when wells are dug. The people of the village (of future generations too) must remain grateful to his sense of service.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    @ KvKamath, Mangalore If at all, Naika charges a nominal fee that would not be considered as a revenue or commercial purpose sale. If our government charges the citizens for water consumption, Is that not against religious norms . If bill is not settled in time the corporation would swift action to disconnect the supply with due warning. Kya bhaiya ? Any advise to the authorities ?

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  • Omar, Mysore

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Important skills to learn, bigotry government has left aam aadmi on their own…that reminds me of…. Kejriwal gareebon ko “ration” deta hai , FEKU gareebon ko “bashaan” deta hai 🎅

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  • Vishal, Puttur

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Reminds me of Dashrath Manji of Bihar, who dug a road from the village.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    It's a great effort by Naika for which he deserves appreciation and financial reward by those who make use of the well for drinking water. In the mean time, why couldn't the villagers lend helping hand to the lone worker. He must charge nominal fee on those who collect the water from the will. That would motivate him in the future.

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  • KvKamath, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Flavian, Out of the four said in HINDU scriptures, this man has done what has to be done by everyone. He has Lord's blessings in future births too. His work is appreciated by the Lord. WATER CANNOT BE SOLD.

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Hats-off to you Mr.Naika. Now some people may say, because of their leader's inspiration he dug the well.

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  • Rajesh, Manglore

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Agadhu yendhu kai katti kulitharey sagadu kelasu mundhey.... great effort....

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  • Muthhu, Kulshekar

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    I love these people like Thimaakka

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  • Muthhu, Kulshekar

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    Sometimes I watch warkari mahrashtrians walking many days to reach Pandarpur to have darshan along with there family members.

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  • Muthhu, Kulshekar

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    God is dwells in one's heart.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    First time in 70 Years ...

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