Longi Manjhi, the ‘Canal Man’ of Bihar, who Drove a Spade for 30 Years, and Dug a 5kms Long Canal

70-year-old Longi Manjhi, determined to dig a canal, was determined to dig a canal, people considered him crazy, but today his efforts have stopped the exodus from the area. Now the youth and unemployed of this village started earning their livelihood by farming with canal water in the village itself.
Longi Manjhi, the ‘Canal Man’ of Bihar, who Drove a Spade for 30 Years, and Dug a 5kms Long Canal

In Bihar on the one hand, the dream project 'Saat Nishchay' scheme of the Nitish Government is being sacrificed on the sacrifice of corruption. While 'Har Ghar Jal, Har Ghar Nal' is also proving to be a failure. Apart from these, the so-called initiative of the government to strengthen agriculture work by laying a network of canal pine to make Bihar prosperous is also dying due to corrupt officials, middlemen and touts.

On the other hand Longi Bhuiyan alias Longi Manjhi, who became the creator of steely spirits. The area of ​​Bihar in which basic facilities have not reached after more than 70 years of independence. Longi Manjhi has incarnated as a synonym for prosperity in the lives of the people there. In the remote mountainous and forested areas of Gaya district of Bihar, which is in the lap of Naxalism and extremism. 70-year-old Longi Bhuiyan has not only made life easier but has also encouraged the people.

Rain water which was getting wasted in the forest has now started reaching the fields.

Longi Manjhi, a resident of Kothilwa village of Banke Bazar in Gaya district, dug the canal by continuously using spades and fountains for 30 years. To divert the water coming out of the hills to the fields and barns. He cut the mountain and dug a five-kilometre long canal. Thanks to Manjhi, the rain water which was getting wasted in the forest has now started reaching the fields through the canal.

Image Credit: Gulf News
Image Credit: Gulf News

When 70-year-old Longi Manjhi, determined to dig a canal, was determined to dig a canal. People considered him crazy, but today his efforts have stopped the exodus from the area. Now the youth and unemployed of this village do not go out of Bihar in search of work . But have started earning their livelihood by farming with canal water in the village itself.

Village in Bihar, where Hindus take care of the mosque, there are no Muslims

Such a village in Bihar, where Hindus take care of the mosque, there are no Muslims here .Not only this, in the inaccessible forested mountains of Imamganj, Naxal-affected areas, they are also playing an important role in connecting the youth who have strayed from the path of Naxalism into the mainstream. Today the canal is full of rain water in this area and farmers are engaged in farming work. Where the seven schemes of Nitish Kumar were destroyed due to corrupt officials of the government. The lofty spirit of a messiah has set an example by growing grass on stone.

Image Credit: Good News Network
Image Credit: Good News Network

Today people are living a life of happiness by taking inspiration from them. Dashrath Manjhi, a resident of Gaya district of Bihar, was also of the same spirits and strong of intentions. Who for 22 years had ripped the chest of the mountains and converted the inaccessible roads into easy and comfortable paths for the common man. It is said that when the spirits are high, then a person gets the courage to make the impossible possible. Longi Manjhi has done just that. Bihar is full of lofty examples of such spirits.

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