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The Precious Water

Book Review   by:Nahusha     Original Author: Arvind Rau
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The
Precious Water





Forty years ago there was a farmer whose name was
Kanakappa who lived in a big village in Tamilnadu and he was economically very
poor. He had taken a loan of Rs.10, 000/- from the village sarpanch and had a
very difficult time paying it and therefore the sarpanch, a kind man, had
ignored the interest, which he had to pay along with the debt. But his land was
blessed with plenty of water and had two big wells.




One day, during very hot summer,
the water of all wells in his village dried up but Kanakappa’s wells did not
dry at all. The people of his village were indeed very surprised at this
miracle. Now, the sarpanch of his village wanted Kanakappa to provide water to
the whole village, as his wells were the only one’s which did not dry up and he
had plenty of water too. But since he was under debt, the sarpanch fixed a
price of Rs.100 for two big buckets of water for each of the family in the
village. Having around 200 families in the whole village, Kanakappa earned a
decent sum of Rs.20, 000/- and paid his debt of Rs.10, 000/- and saved an equal
amount of it which he had invested in the bank on the advice of the sarpanch.
This same man after some years with good savings then bought a water tanker and
started his tanker business making good use of the surplus water and earning a
handsome amount of money. Kanakappa, the poor farmer became a big businessman
because of


his tanker business and thus
became the most influential person in the Tamilnadu state. So, friends water is
more precious then a gem too. Isn’t it?





-Arvind Rau
Published: August 02, 2007   
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