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Debi Prasad arranged his food for survival through Multipurpose farm Pond

Debi Prasad Barge (35) a inhabitant of Scheduled Tribe (ST) in Nuniapali village of Agalpur Block in Bolangir district, became who is also included in Below Poverty Line (BPL) for his poor and vulnerable conditions became physically disabled after suffering from “Pathuri” diseas. After this situation, the situation made him solely dependent on his father and elder brother for his survival. His father Sri Pitambars Barge distributed the land whatever with him to his three sons including Debi Prasad and requested his elder son to take care of Debi Prasad. One day his elder brother Kalakhanu (45) heard about the Multi Purpose Farm Pond initiatives under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) and discussed with Debi Prasad to apply for. The then in charge Fishery Officer along with the Multi Purpose Assistant visited Nuniapali and completed the formalities to enable Debi Prasad avail benefit of multipurpose farm pond to cater to his survival. The farm pond was sanctioned to Debi Prasad (422/2010, 07/06/2010) and was allotted Rs. 1.6 Lakh. The farm pond was dug with involvement of other villagers along with their family members. After completion of the project Debi Prasad was linked with Fishery Department and started fish fry stocking with the help of his elder brother. His journey of success does not end here. Debi Prasad’s father and elder brother are committed to benefit optimally from the multipurpose farm pond through banana cultivation along with the vegetable garden. The other neighboring farmers are also benefitted from the multipurpose farm pond at the time of drought like situation. They take water for their paddy field during emergency. “The farm pond has come to Debi Prasad as a blessing which will let him survive even after my death. I was afraid whether my elder son will take care of Debi Prasad after my death. But, now I feel, Debi Prasad has an asset which can feed him on later days”, says his father.

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District : Balangir
Block : Agalpur
Panchayat : Agalpur
Financial Year : 0
Estimated Cost : 1.6
Start date : 08/06/2010
Expenditure Incurred : 0.661
Mandays Generated : 736
Completion Date : 30/11/1999
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