Amidst the hilly area and dense forest, you can spot water pipes as well as tankers here. And these water tankers and pipes are the only source of water for Sindhupanka Village of Ganjam’s Patrapur block. But these steps to quench the thirst of the villagers are not any initiative by the government, organisations or any social worker. A migrant labourer Bhima Behera with his minimum resources has been able to bring a hilly stream down to his village. The villagers had apprised the administration on several occasions but in vain. They have thanked Behera for being able to do what the government failed in its 24 years of rule. Bhima Behera who works as a labourer in Kerala to provide livelihood to his family earns Rs 500/- per day. Behera is well aware of the situation back in home. People from his village face problems in getting their daily share of drinking water. Before the onset of summer, he came to his village. He bought two plastic water tanks and some pipes. While one tank is placed atop the hill to collect stream water, the second tank is kept at the foot of the hills and both the tanks are connected with pipes. With this innovative idea, Behera has solved the drinking water problem in his village. For this, he spent Rs 35,000.It is pertinent to mention here that Sindhupanka village is in Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s home district Ganjam. Even when the CM has been representing Ganjam district for the last two decades, allegedly development is still a mirage for Sindhupanka village. Allegations galore, but no comments have been received from the concerned government officials as yet.