When the farmers of Fatuha block of Bihar’s capital Patna got tired of waiting for government help, they took the initiative to solve their problems themselves. Troubled by the government’s neglect, the villagers themselves are building dams. The farmers of Gauripunda Panchayat here have decided to build a dam about four kilometers long by collecting donations among themselves to save their crops from floods and have started work on it.
With the help of their hard work and hired JCBs, these farmers have completed the work of building a dam up to one kilometer so far. All the farmers have decided that this four kilometer long dam will be completed in the next 10 days. The construction of this dam will have the advantage that every year the crop of the farmers will be saved from the devastation of the flood in the rainy river.
Building dams at your own expense: Farmers told that by collecting donations at their own expense and with their own hard work, they are building this dam so that their crop can be saved. The farmers told that many of us do farming by taking land on lease or rent, in such a situation their crop gets spoiled due to flood water and they are unable to pay the money.
Damage caused by floods in rivers: The farmers of the area said that every year during the monsoon days, thousands of acres of paddy crop in the field were destroyed every year due to flood waters in many nearby rainy rivers. The complaint of the farmers is also that after the flood, the Disaster Management Department used to do only paperwork regarding crop compensation compensation, which did not get any benefit to the farmers.
After the construction of this dam, Shivchak, Narayan Tola and many villages of Gauripunda Panchayat will be completely safe from the devastation of floods. It is worth noting that most crops are cultivated in Fatuha and vegetables are supplied from here to the whole of Patna.