We often talk about developing and progressing India, and also that how cities like Mumbai and Bangalore are contributing to the country's progress but we often forget or if we put it in right words we often ignore the role of villages and small towns in making India proud and a progressive country. They need to be appreciated as much as we appreciate metro cities.
Here we have mentioned few small towns which need to be applauded for the exemplary work they have done:
Raipur has become the first ever city to organize the Kachra Mahotsav. They have done the same to promote recycling of garbage and other waste material, which we often discard and that in turn violates the environment. It was sort of an art festival where discarded waste like buckets, tyres and other waste material were installed in a unique and attractive way. This is something every city must do in order to save the environment.
Khonoma has traveled a long way and has now become India’s first green village. Hunting is totally banned at this place promoting an eco-friendly environment. It has perfect terraced fields, and this all has become possible because of the willpower and hard work of tribal groups of this place who are doing anything and everything to protect the environment of this place.
You will be amazed to hear about this place in Jharkhand, which has done something exceptional in order to encourage and boost the confidence of girls to study higher. They have named the roads of the village after the girls who are highly qualified and educated.
This village which is about 100kms away from Ahmedabad, is better than many of the big cities. Water purifying plant, Wi-Fi, cameras, air-conditioned schools, biometric machines, you name it and they have it. And you won't believe but they have done it all in just eight years that too in the budget of mere 16 crores.
This village in Rajasthan had the lowest sex ratio of 837 girls per 1000 boys in the year 2011 but in the time span of 7 years, it has gone really high and now the sex ratio of this village is 955 girls per 1000 boys. Now, this is something really commendable.
The capital of Mizoram has set an example for cities of the country by adopting no honking policy in 2016. And they have done it themselves without having any official support from legislation.
Yes not only one but they have set other examples as well. We all know Kerela is a most literate state in our country but when we compare just cities it is Aizawl which has highest literacy rate and that is 98.36%.
According to the latest survey and ranking released under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Indore has been d as the cleanest city all over the country. And it's not the first time they have been awarded this honor, last year also they bagged this position. It seems that now they have made it their habit to keep the city clean.
Ahmedabad has surpassed Delhi and Mumbai and has been bagged the title of Heritage city by UNESCO in 2017. Not only has this but it been appreciated for developing a harmonious relationship between different communities of Hindu, Muslim, and Jains.
This small village in Rajasthan has a unique tradition, the villagers plant 111 trees when any girl child is born. They have been saving girls for over the years and are increasing the greenery to protect the environment.