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Minimum qualifications for coop. societies’ polls

first_imgRajasthan has become the country’s first State to lay down the minimum educational qualifications for contesting elections to village cooperative societies and various other cooperative bodies. The State Cooperative Societies Rules, 2003, were amended for the purpose and notified on Monday.State Cooperative Minister Ajay Singh Kilak said here on Tuesday that the new rules would benefit about 10,000 cooperative and agricultural credit societies. “The benefit of education will accrue to the societies with their management going to expert hands,” he said.The educational qualifications will range from Class V to Class VIII for election as members of governing boards of dairy societies, farming societies, consumer societies, weavers’ societies, housing construction societies, urban banks, primary land development banks, credit societies, salary earners’ societies and cooperative unions.Mr. Kilak said elections to various posts in the societies after a certain level would be conducted through the State Cooperative Election Authority. A new poll calendar will be issued to facilitate the holding of elections under the new rules.last_img read more

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OOCL Handles More as Revenues Rise in Q3

first_imgzoom Hong Kong-based container carrier Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) reported that its volumes and revenues continued rising during the third quarter of 2017.For the quarter ended September 30, OOCL’s total volumes were 5% up from the same period last year. During the period, the company handled 1.59 million TEU, up from 1.52 million TEU reported in the same quarter a year earlier.The Asia/Europe trade saw the largest increase in volumes, which were at 297,897 TEU, up by 24.7% from 238,844, followed by the Trans-Pacific trade with 474,794 TEU, a rise of 14.1%, and Trans-Atlantic trade which saw an increase of 13.6% percent in volumes, handling 110,942 TEU. The company’s Intra-Asia/Australasia trade handled 715,693 TEU, 7.1% less in the quarter.Total revenues for the third quarter of 2017 were up by 26.5% to USD 1.45 billion, compared to USD 1.14 billion reported in the third quarter of 2016, mostly driven by the Asia/Europe trade which reported a 57.6% surge in revenues to USD 305.7 million from USD 193.9 million.OOCL said that loadable capacity increased by 9%. The overall load factor was 3% lower than the same period in 2016. Overall average revenue per TEU increased by 20.6% compared to the third quarter of last year.For the first nine months of 2017, total volumes increased by 6.2% over the same period last year and total revenues recorded a 19% growth. Loadable capacity increased by 6.6%. The overall load factor was 0.3% lower than the same period in 2016, while overall average revenue per TEU increased by 12.1% compared to the same period last year.Earlier this week, COSCO Shipping Holdings’ takeover bid for Orient Overseas International Limited (OOIL), the parent company of OOCL, passed the anti-trust review in the United States.The go-ahead was granted after COSCO Holdings’ shareholders approved the deal at the extraordinary general meeting held on October 16.The takeover offer was made in July this year when COSCO Shipping Holdings and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) placed a pre-conditional voluntary general offer to acquire all issued OOIL’s shares at an offer price of HKD 78.67 (USD 10.07) in cash, totaling in USD 6.3 billion.The EU and Chinese regulators still need to give the green light to the deal.If completed, the merged unit would become the world’s third-largest container carrier, with a combined fleet of 400 vessels.last_img read more

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Funding requests are being accepted by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Oct 9 2018The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust is accepting funding requests for January-June 2019. The deadline to submit requests for funding cycle 1 of 2019 is Nov. 1, 2018.Through the Community Trust, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee funds charitable health clinics and organizations that focus on youth development or disease-specific research and advocacy.Organizations such as 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofits, state colleges and universities, and government agencies are invited to request funding.Related StoriesComplement system shown to remove dead cells in retinitis pigmentosa, contradicting previous researchResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairNew research links “broken heart syndrome” to cancerThe Community Trust is a separate philanthropic entity from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, which funds the BlueCross Healthy Place program. That program creates and revitalizes public spaces across the state to provide Tennesseans with opportunities for connection and recreation. The application period for BlueCross Healthy Place grants closed on Oct. 8. The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation will begin accepting proposals for 2020 funding on Sept. 1, 2019.”BlueCross is committed to improving the health and well-being of all Tennesseans,” said Scott Wilson, director of community relations and foundation for BlueCross. “Through the Community Trust, we are able to support a variety of civic efforts that serve our neighbors.”The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust was formed in 1999 and supports the communities it serves through charitable giving to programs that enhance and emphasize healthy living, health care access and quality of life for all.To review eligibility criteria for funding from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust, please visit www.bcbst.com. Interested organizations can request funding online. Source:Bluecross Blueshield Of Tennessee Community Trustlast_img read more

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Young men struggle much more with body image disorders than thought

first_img Source:https://geminiresearchnews.com/2018/11/men-hooked-on-muscles-struggle-with-binge-drinking-depression-and-weight-loss/ Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Nov 9 2018Young men who are overly preoccupied with building muscle have a significantly higher risk of depression, weekend binge drinking, and dieting that is not connected to obesity.They also have four times the probability of using legal and illegal supplements, and anabolic steroids, a new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Harvard University has shown.The study also shows that ten per cent of men have what is thought of as the more common type of body image disorder. That is, they think they are too fat and want to be thinner.According to the study, more than one in three young men have been on a diet in the past year. Their dieting was unrelated to obesity.The study brings to light many alarming findings. It is the first of its kind in Norway and internationally to investigate men and their relationship to their body and muscles.The study makes clear that boys and young men struggle much more with body image disorders than we have been aware of.Want the same body as Ronaldo”I’m thinking of taking anabolic steroids.””I don’t think my chest is muscular enough.””I feel guilty if I miss a workout.”These and similar statement were made by 2460 men aged 18-32 years who participated in Trine Tetlie Eik-Nes’ study.She is an associate professor in NTNU’s Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science. The study was recently published in theInternational Journal of Eating Disorders, and suggests that many young men are preoccupied with a drive for muscularity.”The problem arises when the bodies of professional athletes like Ronaldo become the ideal for regular young men who have jobs, studies and family. Training has to be your full-time job if you want to look like Ronaldo. He belongs to one in a thousand of the world’s population who make their living from sports. Some people train as if they were on the national team, but they’re only exercisers. This is the difference we need be concerned about,” says Eik-Nes.She adds, “Girls are supposed to be thin and have small waistlines. Boys should have wide shoulders and big muscles. Those are the narrow ideals that young people grow up with today. It turns out that this unrealistic body image is as challenging for men as for women.”Boys asked questions more appropriate for girlsShe believes that the body image challenges facing men have flown under the radar of researchers, parents and health professionals.”We’ve been aware of young girls and eating disorders for a long time, and how unfortunate it is to grow up with role models that are so skinny. Studies have been carried out on young men too, but they were asked the same questions as girls. Boys aren’t looking to be thin. They want to have big muscles. So the questions given to girls are totally wrong if we want find out how young men see themselves and their own bodies,” says Eik-Nes.Related StoriesDiet and nutrition influence microbiome in colonic mucosaResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairStudy reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer riskMuscles work like cosmeticsPrevious studies have shown that boys who are overweight, or thin and lanky, are at greatest risk of developing body image disorders as young men. The study confirmed this idea, since the men’s desire for a muscular body was unrelated to their weight.According to Eik-Nes, muscles become a form of cosmetics for muscle-obsessed men. They’re not building their strength to ski faster, or to get better at football or to improve their health.”They’re only exercising to build their muscles, without the training having anything to do with muscle function. That’s a big difference,” she says.The challenge of being satisfied with your own body is the same across all education levels. People who are highly educated are no more satisfied with their bodies than anyone else, the study indicates.Should set off alarm bells”This drive for muscularity could be a sign that young men don’t have mastery over their lives, but they may feel that they’re mastering how to work out. In this context, in simple terms, you could say that girls vomit, while boys are much more preoccupied with exercising than normal,” says Eik-Nes.She emphasizes that exercise in itself promotes health. It’s when training takes over life that it can be problematic.”Parents’ alarm bells should go off if they have a youngster who’s at the gym everyday, who just wants to eat chicken and broccoli and who consumes protein shakes or supplements all the time. If their whole world is about their workouts, parents should take the time to talk with them – for example, by asking questions about what they’re actually training for,” Eik-Nes says.Young American men were the respondents for the study, which was conducted in the United States.”The culture and the role models in the Western world are largely the same. I don’t think Norwegian men would answer much differently than the American men did. This is the first study ever that shows the relationships between the desire for muscles among men and the risks this may entail. Now we have to go ahead and investigate the extent of the problem, the risk factors and treatment options,” says Eik-Nes.last_img read more

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ACCAHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Mar 18 2019The choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. Adopting a heart healthy eating plan, getting more exercise, avoiding tobacco and managing known risk factors are among the key recommendations in the 2019 Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease guideline from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA). Also, it is recommended that aspirin should only rarely be used to help prevent heart attacks and stroke in people without known cardiovascular disease.The guideline, presented today at ACC’s 68th Annual Scientific Session, offers comprehensive but practical recommendations for preventing cardiovascular disease, which remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Nearly 1 out of 3 deaths in the U.S. is due to cardiovascular disease.”The most important way to prevent cardiovascular disease, whether it’s a build-up of plaque in the arteries, heart attack, stroke, heart failure or issues with how the heart contracts and pumps blood to the rest of the body, is by adopting heart healthy habits and to do so over one’s lifetime,” said Roger S. Blumenthal, MD, co-chair of the 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and the Kenneth Jay Pollin Professor of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins Medicine. “More than 80 percent of all cardiovascular events are preventable through lifestyle changes, yet we often fall short in terms of implementing these strategies and controlling other risk factors.”The new prevention guideline, he said, is intended to provide a roadmap of strategies that can be used and tailored to help people without a history of heart disease stay heart healthy and, importantly, emphasize the need to identify and address personal or social barriers for doing so (e.g., income and education levels, cost concerns, lack of health insurance, access to healthy foods or safe places to exercise, life stressors).Risk AssessmentAccording to the guideline, any effort to prevent a first instance of cardiovascular disease (called primary prevention) should ideally start with a thorough assessment of one’s risk–that is, estimating how likely someone is to develop blockages in their arteries and have a heart attack or stroke or die as a result. All patients should openly talk with their care team about their current health habits and personal risk for cardiovascular disease and, together, determine the best way to prevent it based on current evidence and personal preferences.”We have good evidence now for how to identify these very high risk individuals with a physical exam and a good history, and for those at borderline risk there are additional factors that can help us determine who is at greater risk and should, for example, be on a medication like a statin earlier to prevent a cardiovascular event,” Blumenthal said. “In the past, a lot of people may have had a fatalistic attitude that they were going to develop heart problems sooner or later but, in reality, most cardiovascular events can be prevented.”The document synthesizes the best data and proven interventions for improving diet and exercise, tobacco cessation and optimally controlling other factors that affect one’s likelihood of heart problems and stroke (e.g., obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure). The document also discusses the challenges that may interfere with individuals being able to integrate better lifestyle habits.Lifestyle Change RecommendationsThe guideline underscores healthy lifestyle changes as the cornerstone of preventing heart disease and goes a step further by providing practical advice based on the latest research.”We can all do better with our dietary and exercise habits, and that’s so important when we think about wanting to live longer and healthier lives, whether it’s to see our grandchildren grow up or to stay as active as possible in older age,” Blumenthal said.Related StoriesCutting around 300 calories a day protects the heart even in svelte adultsRNA-binding protein SRSF3 appears to be key factor for proper heart contraction, survivalTeam approach to care increases likelihood of surviving refractory cardiogenic shockSome of the key lifestyle recommendations include:Eating heart healthier – choosing more vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, whole grains, and fish, and limiting salt, saturated fats, fried foods, processed meats, and sweetened beverages; specific eating plans like the Mediterranean, DASH and vegetarian diets are reviewed.Engaging in regular exercise – experts advise aiming for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercises such as brisk walking, swimming, dancing or cycling each week. For people who are inactive, some activity is better than none and small 10-minute bursts of activity throughout the day can add up for those with hectic schedules. Currently, only half of American adults are getting enough exercise and prolonged periods of sitting can counteract the benefits of exercise.Aiming for and keeping a healthy weight – for people who are overweight or obese, losing just 5 to 10 percent of their body weight (that would be 10-20 pounds for someone who weighs 200 pounds) can markedly cut their risk of heart disease, stroke and other health issues.Avoiding tobacco by not smoking, vaping or breathing in smoke – 1 in 3 deaths from heart disease is attributable to smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, so every effort to try to quit through counseling and/or approved cessation medications should be supported and tailored to each individual.Aspirin UseFor people who’ve had a heart attack, stroke, open heart surgery or stents placed to open clogged arteries, aspirin can be lifesaving. But regular use of aspirin to prevent heart attacks and stroke in healthy people isn’t as clear-cut.In this guideline, ACC/ AHA experts offer science-based guidance that aspirin should only rarely be used to help prevent heart attacks and stroke in people without known cardiovascular disease. Recent research suggests that the chance of bleeding, given the blood-thinning effect of aspirin, may be too high and the evidence of benefit–the number of heart attacks or strokes that are actually prevented–is not sufficient enough to make a daily aspirin worth taking for most adults in this setting.”Clinicians should be very selective in prescribing aspirin for people without known cardiovascular disease,” Blumenthal said. “It’s much more important to optimize lifestyle habits and control blood pressure and cholesterol as opposed to recommending aspirin. Aspirin should be limited to people at the highest risk of cardiovascular disease and a very low risk of bleeding.”Based on a simplified synopsis of the latest ACC/AHA cholesterol guideline, for primary prevention, statins should be commonly recommended with lifestyle changes to prevent cardiovascular disease among people with elevated low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels (? 190 mg/dl), Type 2 diabetes, and anyone who is deemed to have a high likelihood of having a stroke or heart attack upon reviewing their medical history and risk factors and having a detailed discussion with their clinician.DiabetesFor people with Type 2 diabetes, which is one of the strongest risk factors for cardiovascular disease, there are new data that two classes of diabetes medications, which work to lower blood sugar levels, can also cut the risk of heart attack, stroke and related deaths.The 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease will simultaneously publish in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.Source: https://www.acc.org/about-acc/press-releases/2019/03/17/09/49/acc-aha-guidance-for-preventing-heart-disease-stroke-releasedlast_img read more

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Longawaited video service expected from Apple on Monday

first_img It’s a long-awaited attempt from the iPhone maker, several years after Netflix turned “binge watching” into a worldwide phenomenon.The new video service is expected to have original TV shows and movies that reportedly cost Apple more than $1 billion—far less than Netflix and HBO spend every year.Also expected is a subscription service consisting of news, entertainment and sports bundled from newspapers and magazines.Apple is making the announcements at its Cupertino, California, headquarters during an event likely to be studded with Hollywood celebrities.The iPhone has long been Apple’s marquee product and main money maker, but sales are starting to decline. The company is pushing digital subscriptions as it searches for new growth.Making must-have TV shows and movies that are watchable on any device has propelled Netflix into a force in both Silicon Valley and Hollywood.But Apple remained focused on making on gadgets: iPhones, iPads, computers and its Apple TV streaming box for TVs. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs began toying with the idea of building a powerful TV business, but he couldn’t pull it off before his death in 2011. It has taken his successor, CEO Tim Cook, nearly eight years to draw up the script that the company will now try to execute. Netflix tells Apple: Count us out of your streaming plans Apple is expected to announce Monday that it’s launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. In this July 28, 2016 file photo, the Apple logo is shown on a sign hanging in front of a new Apple Store in the Williamsburg section in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Apple is expected to announce Monday, March 25, 2019, that it’s launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore furthercenter_img In this June 4, 2018 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Apple is expected to announce Monday, March 25, 2019, that it’s launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Citation: Long-awaited video service expected from Apple on Monday (2019, March 25) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-long-awaited-video-apple-monday.html “Apple is very late to this game,” eMarketer analyst Paul Verna said. “Netflix has become the gold standard in how to create and distribute content, using all the data they have about their viewers.”Netflix’s prowess has attracted 139 million subscribers worldwide. But Apple will have several other deep-pocketed competitors fighting for consumers’ dollars. Amazon has also become a formidable force in video streaming. Walt Disney Co. is launching its own service this year, armed with an imposing library that became more formidable with its purchase of 21st Century Fox’s films and TV series. AT&T is debuting another streaming service built around HBO.Apple has plenty of money to spend, though, with about $245 billion in cash and marketable securities. It must prove itself attractive to Hollywood even without a track record for supporting high-quality programming and then ensuring it gets widely seen.As part of its efforts to make quick connections, Apple hired two longtime Sony television executives, Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, in 2017. They have reportedly signed up stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Aniston.last_img read more

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Why buildings keep collapsing in Lagos and what can be done about

first_imgAmong the causes of this delayed action were lawsuits by the building’s owners to prevent its demolition. But this shouldn’t distract from the fact that officials failed to carry out their duty. They are responsible for the identification and removal of distressed buildings to prevent collapse. Officials also failed to enforce building control regulations during the construction phase.What else can be done?Lagos has all the appropriate laws. But it needs to adopt the right procedures and see them through. There’s also a serious governance issue that must be addressed. Building control should be a local government responsibility – but in Nigeria it falls under the state government. Nigeria currently runs a three-tier federal system made up of federal, state and local governments. As a result of constitutional reforms made between the 1970s and 1990s some of these tiers’ responsibilities were arbitrarily altered. The building control function was transferred from local to state governments. But state officials are handicapped in enforcing building regulations. They’re located far away, in Ikeja which lies to the north of the state. This means they’re not familiar with residents and local officials or the situation on the ground. And even though there is a representative in each of the various local government councils, they don’t have enough personnel to effectively cover the whole state. For example in 2015 I found that the agency had fewer than 300 staff to cater to a population of 21 million. In 2017, 200 more were employed, but this is still not enough. Proper monitoring and enforcement becomes an impossible task, particularly when there’s rapid urbanisation. Building control must be returned to the local governments and they must ensure that they have enough qualified, quality personnel. In addition to this, regulators must strictly monitor changes in the use of buildings. It’s common to find buildings in Lagos being used for other purposes than that which they were built. This may increase stress on the foundation of buildings. In this recent collapse, the building was not designed as a school. Lastly, officials must conduct themselves in an ethical and professional way and ensure there’s no political interference in building regulation. Corruption is a major reason for the agency’s ineffectiveness, because officials may be reluctant to arrest or persecute violators or people responsible for collapses. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. There’s been a spate of building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria. In some cases, people have died. In one instance a building had been marked for demolition at least three times. There are also concerns about hundreds of other buildings in the city. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner spoke to Ndubisi Onwuanyi about this. Construction strategies to avoid progressive collapse Credit: CC0 Public Domain Explore furthercenter_img Provided by The Conversation How common is this in Lagos? What causes these collapses?Building collapses in Lagos have become common in recent years. Numbers are hard to come by but a Lagos state of inquiry found that there were at least 135 cases between 2007 and 2013. In my research I found that at least 50 of those happened during the construction phase. Buildings collapse for various reasons; they can’t all be attributed to the same cause. Some collapse after they’ve been completed and are in use; some collapse during the construction stage. Collapses during the construction phase are common because of the high rate of urban expansion, new construction and a lack of monitoring. Most of the buildings that collapse are multi-storey, which suggests problems of soil structure – some buildings may have been built close to a swamp and so the soil is wet – and weak foundations. Other reasons include the quality of building supervision by builders and officials, design of foundation and structure and poor materials. Developers will sometimes cut corners on the materials they use, refuse to follow due processes and use inadequately skilled and qualified personnel.While these are all factors, I think the most critical issue is a lack of enforcement by officials. Effective enforcement would detect poor material and faulty designs. Who is responsible for regulating construction and are they doing a decent job?The Lagos State Building Control Agency, set up in 2010, is responsible for building regulation. Until 2010, the Development Control Department of the Ministry of Physical Planning was in charge of building regulation. While failures are preventable, they cannot be entirely eliminated. But the persistence and frequency of collapses in Lagos means that not enough is being done. In the recent building collapse, where the school was involved, officials say the building was one of many that had been marked as unsafe years before. But no action had been taken. Citation: Why buildings keep collapsing in Lagos and what can be done about it (2019, March 27) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-collapsing-lagos.html This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.last_img read more

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Story of Simon Oran Going hungry to bring water to Jharkhand villages

first_img Satyajeet Kumar New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 08:36 IST Photo for representationIt is rare in life that we get to see people who are larger than life, making sacrifices for the greater good.One such person who has come into the limelight is Padma Shri awardee Simon Oran. His story is somewhat similar to Dasrath Manjhi of Bihar.Dasrath Manjhi is the man on whose life the film Manjhi: The Mountain Man starring Nawasuddin Siddiqui was based.While the nation lauded Manjhi’s efforts to carve a road out of a mountain and came to be known as the “mountain man”, most people are unaware of Simon Oran.Simon Oran managed to build canals and constructed three dams by drilling through mountains in Bero region of Jharkhand. His efforts earned him the name “waterman”.However, though his actions have benefitted the larger community, he himself is weighed down by poverty.For his contribution to environmental protection, water conservation and rain water harvesting, Simon Oran was felicitated with the Padma Shri by the then President Pranab Mukherjee.However, his days in glory were short-lived.The man, who dared to brave mountains, is proud of his medal and certificate but has been living a life of hardships.Simon Oran has always stood up for social causes but the other side of his life has a different story.Oran lives in a thatched house, the roof of which leaks during the monsoon. However, he does not have a BPL card.He is also under debt. He had taken a loan to dig a pond.Despite his financial troubles, Oran holds his head high with pride and does not ask for help from the government or any other agency.He says that villagers have been making efforts since 1961 to preserve water and not let it flow away.The entire area where he lives is dependent on agriculture which requires a huge amount of water. Oran was able to mobilise the people of many villages to contribute in the water-saving campaign.The collective efforts eventually paid off and a canal was built by carving mountains which led to the construction of three dams to fight the water woes. Now, the situation is under control and all one sees are the lush green fields.The people still conserve the forest by taking turns to guard it. Simon Oran’s wife stays with him but she looks tired, having battled poverty all along. Her face talks about the miseries of the life they lead in financial scarcity.Simon Oran is the parha raja which means the chief of 51 villages, according to the tribal institutional provision which is also recognised by the state government. Oran commands a great respect and easily motivates people towards his cause. Irony is such that while he is known for his efforts in social causes, Oran himself struggles on the personal front.Also read: Headless bodies of 2 children found in Jharkhand village, mentally unstable man heldALSO WATCH| Blast from the past: When dosa king P Rajagopal was convicted of murderFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahim Story of Simon Oran: Going hungry to bring water to Jharkhand villagesSimon Oran managed to build canals and constructed three dams by drilling through mountains in Bero region of Jharkhand.advertisement Nextlast_img read more