Left Menu
Development News Edition

Maha: Father-son use lockdown time to solve water woes

PTI | Aurangabad | Updated: 02-06-2020 09:23 IST | Created: 02-06-2020 09:23 IST
Maha: Father-son use lockdown time to solve water woes

Even as people are trying to find different ways to overcome boredom during the lockdown, a father-son duo from a village in Maharashtra decided to utilise the time to dig a well to solve the problem of water scarcity in their area. As if the nature was also happy and decided to support them in their endeavour, the duo succeeded in finding water after digging to a depth of about 16 feet in the ground.

The family, residing in Mulzara village of Nanded district, is now overjoyed to have water available for their needs anytime they want. Siddharth Devake said the idea to do something constructive struck him after his job as an auto-rickshaw driver came to a halt due to the lockdown.

He also used to work with a local band, but following restrictions on movement to contain the spread of COVID-19, his both sources of income dried up. To add to their woes, they were also facing water shortage and had to walk to a source located at some distance in the village to fetch water for their daily needs.

Devake then got the idea to use the lockdown time to dig a well in the premises of their residence. "Due to the lockdown, there were no customers for my auto-rickshaw service. The local band with which I used to work also ran out of business and we faced losses. My son and I got fed up of just sitting at home and hence, we decided to dig a well to solve the water problem," he said.

While Devake used to dig the ground, his teenaged son Pankaj would go down in the pit to clear up the mud. "I used to fill mud in a bucket and my father pulled it up. We went like this 16 feet down and now we have water here," the son said.

Devake said both of them worked on the project for three to four days and were able to create a water source in their own residential premises. "Now, my children can fetch water from the well whenever they need," he said happily.



COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

COVID-19: Weighing up the benefits and limitations of edtech platforms

Edtech companies shouldnt focus on merely pushing contents, but to provide an interactive, effective teaching and learning environment. ...


Latest News

After COVID-19 patient's body found half burnt, Hyderabad civic body plans shed at graveyard to protect pyres from rain

After the body of a COVID-19 patient was found partially burnt at a graveyard here, apparently due to rains which doused the fire in the pyre the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation GHMC swung into action and is in the process of constr...

Tunisia's Ennahdha party to review stance on government

The moderate Islamist party Ennahda will review its stance on Tunisias coalition government over an alleged conflict of interests involving Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh, the party said on Sunday. Ennahda gave no details of what action it w...

6,555 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra

A total of 6,555 new COVID-19 cases and 151 deaths were reported in Maharashtra, taking the total number of cases to 2,06,619 in the state. The health department said that death toll rose to 8,822.Maharashtra reported 6,555 new COVID-19 cas...

Motor racing-Albon says collision with Hamilton cost him a potential win

Red Bulls Alex Albon felt robbed of a potential first Formula One win on Sunday after a collision with six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton at the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. Stewards handed Mercedes driver Hamilton a five second...

Give Feedback