The 10,000 litres water tank constructed few years back is a boon.
Jayashree Benkoli, sarpanch of the hamlet, said they have sufficient water in the village, enough for farming as well.
Today, while Igatpuri taluka has been declared drought-hit, this hamlet boasts of having sufficient drinking water.
A proposal to build a water tank was approved under the Bharat Nirman scheme in 2005-06.The next year, the scheme was made applicable for the 4-5 hamlets in the vicinity.
Kalam not just suggested a name change — the hamlet was then called Vaitagwadi meaning irritating hamlet — but inspired the tribals to take charge and transform their village.
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