The main problem of the villagers was that crossing Narmada in a boat was the only means to reach the village. It took two hours boat ride from Sakarja while three hours from Kakrana village.
Fed up of this, Anjanwada residents decided to build a road on their own but the main challenge was to cut a hill for building the road. Task was tough but despite all constraints, the villagers decided to go ahead with the work.
As all of them are the labourers and farm workers, they brought their pick axes and other manual equipment for digging and cutting the rocks and soil. They started the work in September and their work is on the finishing stage now.
They chose the shortest route and started digging on the side of hill along with filling of mud and muram on the other side to achieve three meter wide road. The seven kilometer road stretch is complete and as on date, all SUVs can reach the village easily.
Ap Singh, sarpanch of Sakarja told TOI that he is also a resident of Anjanwada and as a sarpanch, he also tried all sorts for this road but nothing happened, on which the villagers decided for it and also achieved the target without any modern machinery or earth moving machines.
Panchayat secretary Rajesh Kanesh told TOI that it was a great example as even small children and women of the village contributed their labour for this road, due to which children of the village will be able to visit their school, five kilometers from there.