A King was Farmer of Desert Life
Friends we have read to History , or by that history we knew the king was not farming for his states in India . it is true .we are calling to that SAMNTIWAD .
But in that same time a king was done this farming work in his life , he used to desert site of Bikaner state and he was noticed this site problem that was to water problem , here water level is very deep under the earth . it is bad luck for our desert site , in past a river Saraswati was passing to up side of earth in our desert site , but today that is hidden under the earth or its very deep near 500 fits deep . so it is critical .
This critical condition was noticed by a one king of Bikaner . he was founded a new or very creative way for farming work in desert site . he was pulled water from river of Punjab , through the path of Punjab site . kind your information Bikaner city ( in past state ) is very large site , it is first big city of INDIA from State time .
So the King of Bikaner was designed a plan of Canal a small river from Big or main river . it was very big project .I can say mega project in that time when technology was not advanced or the king of Bikaner state was not much more rich just like other states of INDIA . that’s region was, here in desert site farming was depended on rain water . we know a state or nation get richness from farming growth .
But a very educated , well updated , a very creative or artistic thinker /philosopher late Hon’ble MAHARAJA GANGA SINGH JI BAHADUR .. ( Bahadur is, his post. it was a honor for a great king from British Government . word Bahadur mean is fearless character )
Before Maharaja Ganga Singh ji the city Bikaner was living, surviving and depended on rain water or water storage format but that could saved to only life for very short time , that short saving format could not developed to life . so the king Maharaja Ganga Singh ji was designed a mega plan and he did worked on that in negative environment . but he knew how to start or how to finish to that big project about farming in desert site . I can imagine his character or views plus working style. A very strong mind can create this kind of project or that can finish that after face to lots of trouble or conditions .
( Wikipedia sharing some information about this big project of Maharaja Ganga Singh ji Bahadur . I am sharing that text for your notice ..( History …
Gang canal irrigates northern-western area of district,photo taken near Ganganagar city from Ganganagar-Hanumangarh road.
The Bikaner state was affected by the worst famine in 1899–1900. In order to get rid of this problem permanently, in 1903 Maharaja Sri Ganga Singh obtained the services of A. W. E. Standley, Chief Engineer, who demonstrated the feasibility of the western area of the Bikaner State being brought under irrigation from the Satluj Waters. The plan of the Satluj Valley Project was drawn by then Chief Engineer of Punjab Mr. R. G. Kennedy according to which the vast area of erstwhile Bikaner state could be brought under irrigation. Because of objections by the erstwhile State of Bahawalpur, the project got delayed and finally with intervention of then Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, in 1906, a Tripartite Conference was held and an agreement was reached and signed on 4 September 1920. The foundation stone of the Canal Head Works at Ferozepur was laid on 5 December 1925 and the work completed in 1927 by constructing 89 miles of lined canal. The opening ceremony was performed on 26 October 1927 by Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India. The plan for Sri Ganganagar was drawn at this time. And irrigated parts of Bikaner state came under Sri Ganganagar district and now parted Hanumangargh District. )
Condition Kind your information Late Maharaja Ganga Singh ji Bahadur birth date is 3 Oct. 1880 his birth place was Bikaner . so in Wikipedia information you have read to real story or conditions of that big projects but finally that is work in desert site about farming work .
I am sharing it because last five years to I am busy in farming work , that work is giving me many views and angle for thinking about farming of corns or about farming of life , when I think on this matter in same time our Hon’ble Late great Maharaja Ganga Singh ji Bahadur come in my vision or I am thinking about his vision, he was king but in real act he was done a big job as a farmer he was provided water , full time water about farming work because farming is giving energy or life to life. because it is a basic element of our life for survive on this planet earth .
So I said to him a king was done farming work for desert site .i am writing here this post because year 2018 . I am dedicating to our Hon’ble late great Maharaja Ganga Singh ji Bahadur on my art vibration blog . he was really Bahadur Just Like A true Artist of creative person .
I think he was done farming of life in desert by support of Gang canal . his work was looking me like a farming, real farming of life .
so here I said about Him A King was Farmer of Desert life.
( note - all images of this post from Google images so thanks to google image team or to wikipedia ..)
Yogendra kumar purohit
Master of Fine Art