Mako,a remote tribal village under potka block of East Singhbhum district. The village is inhabitated by santhal tribe. While formalizing the gram sabha and creating demand for agriculture development, the GS decides to renovate irrigation canal which passes from Tiksiring village to Mako. The canal was constructed by the then Bihar govt. It had become useless. The proper use of its water could ensure good crop for the village farmers. The govt had constructed a two kilometer long canal over Gudra river. The canal can feed water to agriculture land during dry season. The villages, Tiksiring bazargora, Baregora, Mako,Baredih,Baramput, in vicinity of the canal, used to become waterlogged till the month of December as the canal was damaged and breached at many points. Thus the villagers could use little water for agriculture. The villagers also use to contribute every year to repair the canal.
Since Mako is a large village in comparison to other villages, the villagers were more concerned and responsible. The villagers constructed a 3658 Mtr long irrigation canal (estimate no.3) to facilitate flow of water into 200 acre agriculture land of all the surrounding villages. The most important feature of this irrigation canal is that the use and distribution of water has been fixed by the gram sabha. The day and time of the week has been fixed for each of the five villages. And the villagers are bound to follow the rules of the GS. But when there is access of water in the canal the villagers did not dispute the use of water in any way. This irrigation canal has been an example of peoples concern for agriculture development.