Although the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is limited to the country, this small village has maintained such cleanliness that it has a name not only in the country but also in Asia.
Shillong, October 21: Pollution has increased significantly across the country. Many cities in India are affected and suffer from high levels of pollution in winter. Even after Swachh Bharat Mission, we are still looking at the state of cleanliness in the country. But if you say that this is the cleanest village in Asia in India, would you believe it? But this is true. India has the cleanest and most beautiful village in Asia.
Mawlynnong village, 80 km from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. The citizens of this village have worked to keep this village clean and beautiful. The specialty of this village is that the children of this village are given hygiene lessons from the age of four. These children are aware of this when they grow up, so they help keep the village clean.
The hygiene rules in this village are also very strict. It is forbidden to enter the village with a plastic bag. It is also forbidden to spit. The village has had bathroom-like facilities since 2007 and garbage is collected in bamboo baskets placed on the road.
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The village has the largest population of Khasi community. The village has 500 citizens living in 95 families. There is a matriarchal system and women have more rights than men. The village has a tradition of keeping the village clean since the time of our grandfathers and great-grandparents.
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In 2003, the village had no roads. However, after Discovery India magazine rated the village as the cleanest village, the roads were paved and the number of tourists increased. Trees were planted on both sides of the road, adding to the beauty of the village.