Anand Mahindra Gifting Tractor to Bihar Man Who Dug 3 Km-long Canal Shows Power of Social Media

Bihar man carves out 3-km long canal. (Credit: ANI)

Bihar man carves out 3-km long canal. (Credit: ANI)

Bhuiyan, who worked tirelessly for the last 30 years to ensure rainwater reaches his village in Bihar, got a tractor from Anand Mahindra.

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Laungi Bhuiyan, who single-handedly carved out a 3-km long canal to take rainwater coming down from nearby hills to the fields of his village in Bihar, has received a reward from Mahindra group chairman, Anand Mahindra.

Bhuiyan received a tractor, free of cost, from Mahindra Tractors, as per a report by ANI.


Bhuiyan has worked tirelessly for the last 30 years to ensure rainwater reaches his village, Kothilawa in Lahthua area of Gaya in Bihar. “For the last 30 years, I would go to the nearby jungle to tend my cattle and dig out the canal. No one joined me in this endeavour. Villagers are going to cities to earn a livelihood but I decided to stay back,” he said.

READ: Bihar Man Digs 3 Km-long Canal in 30 Years to Bring Rainwater to His Village

Surrounded by dense forest and mountains, Kothiwala village that lies about 80km away from Gaya district headquarter, is marked as a refuge for Maoists.

During the rainy season, the water falling from the mountains used to flow into the river which used to bother Bhuiyan, following which he thought of carving out a canal.

Locals and residents there have admitted to how Bhuiyan’s years-long toiling will benefit large number of animals and people, who will be benefiting from the water during the rainy season.

“He has been carving out the canal for the last 30 years that too single-handedly. This will benefit a large number of animals and to irrigate the fields as well. He is not doing it for his own benefit but for the entire area,” said Patti Manjhi, a local.

Siddhinath Vishwakarma, Mahindra dealer in the region, said that Anand Mahindra came across a tweet about Bhuiyan and decided to give him a tractor. He then asked the area office to send a tractor to him. Mahindra, who is quite active on social media, regularly shares videos and photos of people whose work have touched him or have amused him.

A journalist named Rohin Kumar tweeted Bhuiyan’s story and tagged Anand Mahindra on September 18, saying that the only thing the former wants is a tractor.

Mahindra retweeted the tweet and responded that they would be honoured to reward Bhuiyan with a tractor. “We at

@MahindraRise would consider it an honour to have him use our tractor,” he wrote.

Here’s a report by ANI which shows that Bhuiyan has received the tractor:

Bhuiyan joy knew no bounds upon receiving the tractor. He said he was extremely happy and that he’d never dreamed of ever getting one.





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