Bhubaneswar, Oct 2: A tribal girl from Bonda Hills of Malkangiri district in Odisha, has become the talk of the state after she dug a 500-feet deep well in a week.
Meet, Malati Shisha, who has been heaped with praises after she dug the well.
Malati a girl from the primitive tribe Bonda, on returning to her village after finishing her studies in Bhubaneswar, found that scarcity of water was making life difficult for the residents of her locality. She decided to take matters into her own hands and started digging the well.
She was helped in her mission by her father, brother, and four sisters. Following her example, others too started digging and now, there are 3-4 wells in the area.
Thus the step taken by Malathi was able to solve a long-standing menace the village had been facing. Her work has earned her the title of ‘water queen’.
“I saw the villagers were facing problems due to scarcity of water and decided to take steps to address the problem. Now everyone has access to drinking water,” said the smiling Malati.
“Malati is one of the most educated girls in our locality. Now she has done a noble job for the villagers,” said a local.
Daughter of a daily wager, she has completed her Masters in Arts.