Bihar’s ‘canal man’ Loungi Bhuiyan gifted tractor

Gaya (Bihar), September 20

Loungi Bhuiyan, Bihar’s personal ‘Canal Man’ who single-handedly reduce out a 5-km canal to carry water to his native village Kolithwa, has received all-round applause for his toil of 20 years, with the Mahindra Group now gifting him a tractor.

Siddharth, an authorised distributor of Mahindra tractors in Gaya, and Managing Director of Mahindra Tractors Siddhanath offered Loungi a tractor from the corporate’s showroom on Saturday. Abhay Mani, Bihar Regional Manager of the tractor firm, was additionally current on the event.

Mahindra’s Bihar state head Ashish Srivastava instructed reporters: “Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra in a tweet had promised to deliver the tractor to Loungi, which was immediately fulfilled. We are fortunate that a warrior like him will now use a Mahindra tractor to complete the remaining task.”  He stated a hardworking particular person like Loungi was an inspiration for the society.

 A visibly glad Loungi stated the widening of the canal can now be executed simply and quick with the assistance of the tractor.

Loungi, whose village falls in Bihar’s Gaya district, dug up the 5-km-long canal. The feat of Loungi, whose Kolithwa village is located on the border of Imamganj and Bankebazar blocks, makes one recall the toil of ‘Mountain Man’ Dashrath Manjhi, one other native of Bihar who reduce a street by a hill close to his village in 22 years.

Loungi stated he was pained by the migration of youths from Kolithwa, which was drought-prone because it didn’t get to retain adequate rainwater for irrigation because of its geographical location. The village is round 80 km from Gaya metropolis, surrounded by forest space.

Since there have been no job avenues besides agriculture, numerous village’s youths migrated to greater cities looking for livelihood. Bhuiyan was sad that principally girls and youngsters had been left behind in his village.

In August 2001, he determined to dig a canal (Paain in native language) from a pure water supply in Bagetha Sahwasi forest to the village. The villagers took their cattle usually to that supply for watering, which additionally offered sustenance to the animals dwelling within the forest space.

Loungi knew that the water supply was sufficient to irrigate the agricultural land of the villagers. However, it was a terrific problem to carry water into the village. After working relentlessly for 20 years, he managed to dig the canal that’s four-feet vast and three-feet deep.

Dashrath Manjhi reduce out a street in the course of mountain in his native village Gehlaur with only a hammer and chisel in 22 years from 1960 to 1982. Due to his untiring efforts, the gap between Gahlaur and Wazirganj was decreased from 55 km to only 15 km. —IANS

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