He may not be Gaya’s mountain man, Dashrath Manjhi, but this 70-year-old from Chhatarpur is no less. His spirit is equally indomitable.
Sitaram Lodhi singlehandedly dug a 33-feet deep well in 18 months in parched Chhatarpur district of Bundelkhand region to tackle the water crisis ignoring the resistance and reluctance of his family members. A resident of Hadua village under Pratapura village panchayat of Chhatarpur, Sitaram started work for the the well late in the year 2015 — which was completed only in 2017. Unfortunately, the well collapsed during monsoon as without government’s help, Sitaram could not get the walls plastered.
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