An Inspiring Story of Siddappa
Siddappa is a farmer from Karnataka. He needs electricity just like any of us do. However, he was denied its supply by the local power authority. The Hubli Electricity Supply Company Limited (HESCOM) denied him stating that his house was located in a remote area where the electricity supply is not possible. Siddappa is not someone who would sit back and give up.
When he saw that the authority would not listen to his appeal, he invented something that fulfilled his need. Rather he found a way to successfully generate electricity for his household. Let’s read the whole story to know how he became his own supporter in times of need.
Siddappa lives in a remote village in Karnataka. When he learnt that nobody would do anything about his electricity deprivation, he designed a water mill. He used plastic tubs and timber for the design which generates about 150 watts of power. This gadget uses the water that runs in a canal near his house.
However, there is a drawback to this invention. To sum up, the water flow is not consistent throughout the year. In fact, the water flow remains for only two months in the whole year and thus Siddappa is able to generate electricity for only 2 months in the whole year.
Above all, he got the idea of generating electricity from a water mill by observing the windmills on the hills of Naragund. Most importantly, Siddappa claims that his mill can generate sufficient power for almost 10 bulbs of 60 watts and 2 television sets at the same time. He further claims that if he had enough water supply, he could generate electricity for his entire village.
Siddappa has proved that necessity is the mother of invention
He has moreover also set an example that anyone can do anything even without enough recourses if has the full determination within. Also, one doesn’t have to seek others for the fulfilment of one’s needs. Every single individual is capable of providing himself/herself with all that is a must. And, Siddappa has proved all these sayings to be true.
Above all, his invention and dedication also attained a famous cricketer’s attention namely VVS Laxman. The cricketer depicted his admiration for Siddappa’s invention through his tweet. He shared his image with his unique electricity-generating device on Twitter. He mentioned that Siddappa spent Rs. 5000 to build the water mill to generate power from the canal water. He further wrote that the farmer gets about 150 watts of power through it.
Many people responded well to this post and retweeted in appreciation and favour of Siddappa. For example, one tweet says he is thankful to Laxman for sharing this incredible news online. He even mentioned that Siddappa should be provided help as soon as possible. While another tweet says that the authorities should be ashamed for neglecting the electricity supply to Siddappa.
Most importantly, many other users shared his story through their accounts as well. Presently, VVS Laxman’s tweet has got more than 15,000 likes with hundreds of positive comments.Add to favorites