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Efforts in right direction can ensure rural development

?OUR COUNTRY?S villages can see development if our efforts are made in right direction,? said Col (Retd) Surendra Singh Sujlana, who served as test pilot in the Army.

india Updated: Apr 09, 2006 00:03 IST
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“OUR COUNTRY’S villages can see development if our efforts are made in right direction,” said Col (Retd) Surendra Singh Sujlana, who served as test pilot in the Army.

After retirement, he accepted the challenge to promote 100 acres of barren land and with his hard efforts its development as the Peacock Hill (Morni Hill) at Rajgarh, Jhansi.

Col Sujlana was a special guest at the workshop organised by the National Productivity Council at the Regional Labour Institute here on Saturday.

Talking to the Hindustan Times, Sujlana said the government was not providing any help to farmers. Citing his own example, he said since he was having enough skilled manpower, support of his family and also sufficient money, he could succeed in his efforts.

“But poor economic condition of villagers and inadequate support of the government has forced most villagers to fall in the unorganised sector. 

Another special invitee was, Mangal Singh who has developed the world’s unique low cost and efficient fuel-less Mangal Water Wheel Turbine Pump cum PTO Machine.

Mangal, resident of Bhaielonilodh of Lalitpur, told the Hindustan Times said, “In our country there are many river lets and streams and farmers of our country are using them as sources of irrigation for their crops by installing diesel or electric pumps.

Singh said his machine needed no diesel or electric pump, since the energy required to run the pump was harnessed by flow of water for lifting the water.

When asked about design and cost of said machine, Singh said it was simple and cost was also nominal seeing its various utility about Rs 2 lakh. The machine can be used for other agriculture work including operating flour mill and crushing sugar cane.