IAS officer gave life to the river and provided employment to 800 peopleJuly 3, 2020
The Corona Warriors across the country are engaged in innovative work along with defeating this epidemic in their own way. They are not only turning the challenges faced in this period into opportunities, but they are becoming an inspiration for the rest of the people. One such personality is Adarsh Singh, DM of Barabanki. IAS officer Singh has revived the Kalyani river in Gram Panchayat Mawaiya, Development Block Fatehpur and has also provided employment to 800 people through it.
Singh said that the Kalyani river has cleared in a radius of two and a half kilometers near Mawiya village of Fatehpur block. This work has been made possible through MNREGA. The advantage of cleaning the river silt in the lockdown was that the migrants along with the villagers got work from the MNREGA. Singh has also praised Dainik Jagran for this campaign and has praised his campaign.
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme worked on the project to revive the river and received a budget of Rs 59 lakh for its first phase. The project was divided into two parts – the first 2.6 km stretch of Mawiya and the second one and a half kilometer stretch of Hydergarh. Work of 2.6 km stretch has been completed. Adarsh Singh said that we initially found out from the revenue record when the river existed and matched it to the ground. Someplace found that the river was extinct and needed to be demarked. We have started this as a pilot project. In future, it will be improved and revived by 171 km.
Singh said that the Kalyani river used to be the main source of irrigation for the farmers, but due to the accumulation of silt, the river dried up. The district administration started the work of cleaning the river last year, but due to lack of people it was not completed. In such a situation, the movement of people was completely stopped at the time of lockdown. In such a situation, when I heard about the agony of laborers, their livelihood problem, I thought of giving them employment to solve this problem. The river was cleaned as a model from MNREGA in the periphery of Mawiya village. This results in a pleasant outcome.