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March 6, 2021

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MNREGA well changed food and taste of life

The taste of both food and life of Sri Dika Prasad of Potka village in Surguja has changed. Now she is beginning to taste and enjoy more than ever in the hand craft of life partner Mrs. Lakshmania. And why don’t you come! Ultimately, these are their own farms, which Dika Prasad has grown for the first time in association with Lakshmania and is watered and decorated with water from her well made of MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act). The life of this family has changed since the well was excavated in the enclosure of the house from MNREGA. Now Dika Prasad has started being called vegetable producer farmer.

Dika Prasad and Lakshmania, a farmer from Potka, 20 km from the headquarters of Lakhanpur development block in Surguja district, live with their two children. This change in his life started about two years ago. Before digging the well, he was able to grow only the family’s paddy in the kharif season in the two-acre field adjacent to his house. Due to no means of irrigation, this land was lying vacant at the other time. Lakshmania also had to struggle hard for the daily water needs for the whole family. He had to fill the water with a public hand pump 300 meters from the house in the morning and evening.