Kalleda' s Sweet Succour in Times of Drought

Published: 14th April 2016 05:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2016 05:24 AM   |  A+A-

KARIMNAGAR: In the times of drought-like situation plaguing several districts in Andhra Pradesh, a small village in Jagitial mandal has a sweet succour to boast about.

The incident, which can be termed strange given to the prevalent situations in the village, was witnessed  in the farmlands of P Satyanarayana. While a dry spell hounds the rest of  the village, water has been gushing out from this particular field since the last five days. Kalleda is a  small village located at around 15 km from Jagitial town.

Almost all the farmers of the village have been keeping away from farming activities given to dry spells.  Suffering the same fate as the other villagers, farmer Satyanarayana left for Dubai in search of employment a few days ago.

The field had been lying barren in his absence.  However, around five days ago, villagers noticed water on a patch of land in  Satyanarayana’s field. Curious neighbours started digging the spot and after around a feet of digging, water started  gushing out from the earth.

Since then villagers have been making a beeline for Satyanarayana’s field. Locals have taken up special poojas at the spot believing the water to be  sacred. When contacted, Groundwater Department deputy director N Harikumar  told Express that such incidents, though rare, can take place at shallow basement areas.

This incident indicates  that groundwater is getting heated up, Harikumar said. As water from tanks and ponds evaporate during  summers, groundwater is also accumulating at one spot before getting evaporated, he said. It  is a temporary process, added Harikumar.   

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