Activities Beyond Politics

In 1982 as the general secretary of Bihar state Janata Party he raised many issues of public interest and struggled against the corrupt practices in providing fake and substandard farm inputs to the farmers by apex co-operative institutions. He also raised alarm against violation of Bansagar agreement on Sone river waters among Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. He founded a farmers organization namely Bihar Khetihar Manch to give vent to the farmers agonies and step motherly treatment to agriculture sector by state and central governments. He raised alarm against violation of the interstate Bansagar Agreement on Sone river waters by the co-basin states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The agreement was reached among the co-basin states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh on September 17, 1974. He also warned about the adverse impact of installation of proposed mega thermal power complex worth 35,000 Mega Watt in the Sone river basin mostly in the vicinity of Rihand Dam on Renu river, an important tributary of river Sone for which the Bihar share of Sone waters allocated in the Rihand Dam was to be utilized. The adverse impact then forecasted is now a days more than evident and the famous Sone canal systems in Bihar commissioned as back as 1874 and providing gross irrigation in about 22.5 lakhs hectare fertile land in eight districts of Bihar is facing acute crisis of water for irrigation. He formed J P Vichar Manch for propagation of ideas of Late Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan in 1984. This organization is credited with the installation of life size bronze statue of JP at income tax roundabout at Patna, where JP suffered fatal lathi blow on November 4, 1974 when he was proceeding towards Patna Secretariat leading a massive rally of youths and students during famous Bihar Students Movement. Another life size bronze statue of Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan was installed in the premises of Parliament opposite gate no. 1 at his initiative as General Secretary of J P Vichar Manch. The statue was donated by the J P Vichar Manch with public contribution and was casted according to the specifications of the Parliament Committee by the sculptor suggested by it. In 1985, after debacle of the opposition parties in Bihar assembly polls, the then veteran socialist leader and former chief minister Shri Karpoori Thakur formed a seven member committee to look into the electoral malpractices and suggest appropriate electoral reform measures. He was nominated member of the committee and played pivotal role in preparing the report and finalizing the recommendations along with Mr. P K Sinha and other associates. He worked as member of two special committees notified by the Dept. of Mines, Govt. of India.