Octogenarian farmer Kame Gowda from Dasanadoddi village in Mandya district stumbled on his title referred to by High Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat programme on Sunday. Mr. Gowda, who has dug 16 ponds over the past few a long time, also spoke to Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Sunday.
The humble shepherd has dug ponds with his savings and transformed a barren hillock in Dasanadoddi village of Malavalli taluk true into a mattress of lakes. On Sunday, Mr. Modi referred to him as one in all the “water warriors” within the country.
Terming Mr. Gowda an “abnormal farmer with an unheard of personality”, Mr. Modi said he had executed a feat that can coast away anybody awestruck. “Mr. Kame Gowda, weak 80 to 85 years, takes out his animals for grazing, but at the same time he has taken it upon himself to manufacture novel ponds in his apartment. He desires to beat the space of water shortage in his apartment and is engaged in work on organising itsy-bitsy ponds. At the novel time, the full apartment has bought a brand novel lease of life attributable to those ponds,” the High Minister said.