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Colonel John Pennycuick

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Colonel John Pennycuick was a British engineer who is known for constructing the Mullaperiyar dam in India during the British era. His dam transformed the Cumbum Valley into a fertile belt, filled with paddy fields, vegetable gardens, coconut plantations, flower gardens, and vineyards.


Usage: The example can be used in Essay/Ethics to demonstrate the leadership of Colonel Pennycuick in his efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of the local population, ensuring water and food security of the region