Water shortage problem has ruined the crops of Indian Farmers so many times that we can not even keep a count of that. Every year many cases of farmers committing suicide came to notice because of the ruined crops because they are left with no source of income after it. But Daitari Nayak proved by carving a 3 km long water canal through a mountain in 3 years that if you have enough passion and patience then nothing is impossible and also that it’s only you who can help yourself.
Daitari Nayak is a 75-year-old farmer who belongs to Talabaitarani village present in Odisha. He and other farmers of the area were suffering from the same shortage of water problem. Due to the lack of rain, their crops were not getting enough water and there were no rivers nearby. Their crops were continuously getting ruined.
Then in 2010, Daitari Nayak finally decide to carve a water canal through the mountain so that his and other farmer’s crops can get the supply of water. He initiated the work without the help of anybody else. His dedication towards farming and his responsibility to feed his family made her work passionately on the project.
He worked all alone for four months, all by himself. Then his four brothers joined him in his project. And then slowly the whole village noticed the efforts of Nayak and started joining him one by one. In 3 years they were able to carve the water canal through the mountain.
They prepared the canal from the stones and pebbles so that it could reach their crops properly. Now the farmers were able to irrigate their crops properly. The village started producing various grains, pulses, and crops after the project got successful.
Fortunately, Nayak’s efforts and hard work caught the attention of Ashish Thakre, Keonjhar’s district collector. And he promised the villagers to provide them a solid concrete canal to replace rocks and pebbles and they will try to build a permanent dam. The news is definitely great for the villagers and after so many efforts now they are finally getting the fruit.