Bamboo wells replace concrete ones in Rayagada’s Sindhipanga village

Rayagada: The farmers of Sindhipanga village under Bisam Cuttack block of Rayagada have found an ingenious and inexpensive way of constructing wells to meet their water requirements. The farmers here are now constructing wells using bamboo instead of concrete.

The bamboo wells are constructed using iron rods, dry bamboo pieces, GI pipes and a little amount of cement. Local farmers say that it has brought a major transformation in agricultural activities.

“These bamboo wells have brought a major transformation in our village,” a farmer Arjun Dandsena said.

The bamboo wells have been constructed for the first time in Odisha on an experimental basis by Harsh Trust. While the cost to dug up a concrete well is nearly Rs 80,000, the total expense incurred for constructing a bamboo well is between Rs 30,000 and Rs 35,000.

“The best thing about bamboo wells is that they can be made at much low cost. We took help of Tata Trusts and Selco foundation for its design,” said district coordinator of Harsh Trust, Sarat Chandra Sahu.