Sunday, 2 September 2018

The most cleanest village in Asia, Mawlynnong, India

Do you know which is the most cleanest village in Asia? No, so let's know about the most cleanest village in Asia!. A small village Mawlynnong of Meghalaya state in India is the most special in Asia, because of its cleanness.

Although, under the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' (Clean India Mission) of government in India, people are being made aware of cleanliness, but even today, the condition of most of villages, towns and cities in India is very bad in case of cleanliness. In spite of that, India has most cleanest village in Asia. The village name is 'Mawlynnong' located in Meghalaya which is also called as 'God's Own Garden'.

"Mawllynong" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by ashwin kumar
The people who live here have been well educated and recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also visited this village. He also honored many people which are associated with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Along with cleanliness this village is also the best in education. The literacy rate of the village is 100% and most of the people in this village speak only in English language. Mawlynnong Village is located in Khasi Hills, which located 90 kilometers from Shillong district of Meghalaya on Indo-Bangladesh border. More than 100 families are living in this village. The cultivation of betel nut are the main means of livelihood here. The people in this village collect all their house garbage in bamboo made dustbins and collect them in one place and use it as fertilizer for cultivation.

The cleanest village in India, has became Asia's most cleanest place in 2003. The most important thing of this village is that the villagers do all the cleaning here, they are not dependent upon any kind of government administration. This whole village has bamboo made dustbins at every place. If any villager is seen any dust while walking on the road, then he will stop and put it in the dustbin and then proceed further. There are also many beautiful spots for travelers around the village, such as its main attraction Living Route Bridge (Bridge made from tree roots), Waterfall and Balancing Rocks.

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The Natural bridges formed from roots of trees, become stronger over time. Such type of bridges are found only in Meghalaya. There you can also enjoy tea with some snacks in the typical rural tea stall, besides there is a restaurant where you can eat some tasty dishes.

How to reach Mavelyaonong village

Mavelyaonong village is based 90 kilometers from Shillong and 92 kilometers from Cherrapunji. You can reach here by road from both places. You can also reach Shillong from any part of the country by airplane.

You have to drive for two hours from Shillong to reach at this place.

This small village of Meghalaya has become an example for the country and also for the whole world. This amazing village will force not only to the country but also to the world to learn that if the country is to be changed then the first one has to start it from yourself.

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