Progressive Villages in India Part-2

This is the part-2 of our previous post. In case you’ve missed it, check it here:

  1. Ralegan Siddhi Village – The village of Anna Hazare


The Ralegan Siddhi is a village in Parner taluka of Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra state in western India. It is located at a distance of 87 km from Pune.

The World Bank Group has concluded that the village of Ralegan Siddhi was transformed from a highly degraded village ecosystem in a semi-arid region of extreme poverty to one of the richest in the country. The Ralegan Siddhi example, now 25 years old is a model for the rest of the country. The man behind this is Anna Hazare. The village has carried out programs like tree planting, terracing to reduce soil erosion and digging canals to retain rainwater. For energy, the village uses solar power, biogas (some generated from the community toilet) and a windmill.

  1. Chappar-The Village with a Female Sarpanch

chappar sarpanchNeelam(in picture) became Sarpanch of Chappar village in Haryana because she wanted to see a positive change in the village. Today, in the state notorious for having the lowest girls ratio (877), Chappar villagers distribute sweets and welcome every newborn girl child. And, after so many years, women of this small village have started living without a ghoonghat (veil).

  1. Kokrebellur- The Village For Birds

kokrebellurKokkarebellur is a village in Maddur taluk of Mandya district of Karnataka, India. The uniqueness in Kokkarebellur is the long-established bonding between the spot-billed pelicans and the villagers who have adopted this bird as their heritage since they consider the birds as harbingers of good luck and prosperity to the village.

The uniqueness of this place is that in spite of some loss of crops that these villagers face due to the birds, they have happily adopted the birds and do everything possible to make them feel at home.

  1. Shani Shingnapur – The Village With No Doors

shaniShani Shingnapur is a village in the Indian state of Maharashtra. In Shani Shingnapur village in Maharashtra, residents see little need for such security, thanks to their belief in special protection from the Hindu deity Shani. Shingnapur is also famous for the fact that no house in the village has doors, only door frames.

So, this is it guys, hope you had a great time. I got spellbound while researching about these villages as most of them are more developed than many cities and town!

Is there any progressive village you know  about and we missed? Let us know in comments and we will add it to the post. Also tell us in comments what you liked or disliked about this post.

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