Naveen meets ‘Canal Man’ Daitari Naik, praises his contribution


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today met Daitari Naik, a 70-year-old tribal man of village Baitarani under Banspal block of Keonjhar district, who carved out around three km long canal through a mountain with a hoe and crowbar, and praised him for his contribution towards Green Odisha.

The Chief Minister took to Twitter and wrote, “Inspiring to meet septuagenarian farmer Daitari Naik of Keonjhar district. He created a 3 km canal through a mountain with a hoe and a crowbar. The grit he showed is exemplar for humanity and his contribution to a #GreenOdisha is immense.”

Naik, who is called the ‘Canal Man’ of Odisha had carved the canal to bring water to his village by breaking rocks for cultivation.

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