250 women from Angarotha village in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh cut a mountain to make way for water. The village was struggling with water shortage for a long time, after which the women decided to find a solution on their own.
The spirit shown by the women was not less than that of Dasharatha Manjhi of Bihar, who made a road cutting the entire mountain in Gehlaur village near Gaya with the help of a hammer and chisel.
Babita Adivasi, a resident of the village, said, “We had been working continuously for 18 months to make way for the water that used to flow freely in the forest, but could not reach our village”.
She further said, “In such a situation, we women of the village decided to cut the mountain so that that water can be brought to the village pond.”
“We are doing this for ourselves because there is a shortage of water here, we were unable to do farming. In our village, around 250 women made a way to bring water to the pond. It took us about 18 months to complete this work,” another village women added.
(With inputs from ANI)