Tuesday, 28 March 2017

How An Engineer From Bangalore Solved A Water Crisis In His Village In 24 Hours?

Water Crisis is one of the major household problems in the Indian villages. Unfortunately, even the metropolitan cities now end up with such issues. However, the question is who is taking the first step in eradicating such never ending problems? 

There is a man from Bangalore who solved a major water crisis in his village which was burdening the locals from a long period of time.

Meet Vishnuvardhan from Bangalore, a Chatbot Developer who took a bold initiative to eradicate the water crisis from his village - Muddalapuram, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh.
Armed with a PG degree in Computer Science from NIT Surathkal, Vishnu is an R&D member working in a Start-up at Bangalore. Hailing from a conservative family with traditional values, he always had an urge to create some value to the society.  
March 16th, 2017 - 11 am

Since September 2016, the village - Muddalapuram, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh was facing a drought and major water crisis. Vishnu’s hometown was no less when it comes to agricultural problems. The local villagers would travel on wheels to the nearby towns to borrow water and this process has been continued from a long period of time.

 When Vishnu questioned the local authorities, they turned deaf to his plea. He was left with two options, leave his village and head back to his work or take up the issue seriously.
After the local authorities were not serious about the water crisis in the village, Mr. Vishnu dropped a mail to the ‘Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation’ after coming to about the issue through his mother and he also added few officials in the list headed back to his work hoping the Government would solve the Water Crisis in his village. 

March 16th, 2017 - 8 pm.

When Vishnu reached Bangalore in the evening, he had to rush to his office for a client meet up. However, things turned out to be lucky, when he received a call from a ‘Chief Scientist’ of the ‘Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation Department’.

They took the issue seriously by immediately ordering the AP Government (local authorities) to take action and also sent few officials to investigate the matter.

The investigating officials tried to compensate with the existing water sources. Since the issue was already spread to the central government, they had to replace with a fully functioned bore well which would feed the entire village in the coming years.

Now, Vishnu’s village was not among the crisis-stuck ones.

While it has become a fashion for people to play the blame-game towards the government, politicians etc, here comes an engineer who has chosen to ‘be the change’.

Vishnu is paving a new example for today’s gen. Share this story so this can inspire more people to follow his example.

Written By Vishal Aryan Komara
Digital Marketeer and Content Writer.