The country boats are fitted with a 5 kva diesel engine(generally used for water pumps) which drives the propellor. The boat ride is scary..they are overloaded and carry everything from cows to bikes. You have to stand up like in bus or metro. Difference is there is nothing to hold onto execpt thin air. No wonder many mishaps and fatalities are reported.
Our relief material(blankets,woolens,cerelac,biscuits,medecines,clothes) get across the river in three trips.
And engine breaking down is common..good thing is that these sailors are always able to repair them.
All the woolen clothes,caps & scarves were bought by donations by Ms Anubha Prasad (Del) & Kumar Gautam(USA)
210 woolen blankets were bought by funds given byMr. Prashant Pandey (Pune)