Rajasthan: the poor people of Sikar donate 35 quintals of wheat to the needy
JAIPUR: In a show of gratitude to the government for solving the Water During the crisis in his village, the residents of a Sikar village donated 35 quintals of wheat to be distributed among the economically backward people during the.
Bhargadiya ki Dhandi village in Purohiton ka Bas in Sikar consists of 100 houses. The village was facing a Water crisis after the only tubewell stopped working.
Since there was no source of Water for 3km from the village, residents who had to cover the distance on foot was put through hardship and frequent police inspections at every checkpoint.
A villager, Phool Chand, said that since the tubewell stopped working, they were bathing only once in five days. “There was no Water . Men and women had to walk 3km everyday and also tackle police,” he said.
People were planning an upheaval
“There was no Water . Men and women had to walk 3km everyday and also tackle police. It went on like this for 15 days. We were fed up with it. During lockdown, it was difficult to dig another tubewell. Some people were planning an agitation in front of the collector’s office. We wrote to the district administration and the government dug another tubewell for us. As a token of thanks, we donated 35 quintals of wheat for the government relief works,” he said.
People gave wheat according to their ability. From 1 kg to 50 kg, all households in the village donated to the cause. “It was a conscious decision of the people. The temperature was rising and there was only one well in the village. Another tube well was a blessing. People contributed according to their ability and no one was forced to donate more. We just wanted to do our part in a time of crisis when the government did its job, ”said Anil Dhinwa, another villager.
It was also difficult for the government to dig a tube well. Piprali block development officer Vijay Prakash Sharma, who coordinated the entire process, said it was the first gesture of its kind by a village.