Five villages in India which have better standard of living than the urban cities.

1. Pothanikkad

Located in Ernakulam district of Kerala, the village has 100 percent literacy rate and it is the first village to achieve this feat in India. Pothanikkad is also held as one of the most culturally advanced village in the country.

Pothanikkad

Pothanikkad

2. Mawlynnong

Situated in Meghalya, Mawlynnong holds the title of Aisa’s cleanest village. This village has dustbins made of bamboos and a full disposal system for the garbage. Apart from this, the village has 100 percent literacy rate and a women led society, where the daughters keeps the surnames of their mothers and are entitled to their wealth as well.

Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong

3. Punsari

This village from Gujarat can leave behind many urban cities behind, in terms of facility provided to the inhabitants. Punsari has CCTV cameras in the village, Wi-Fi in the area, air conditioned classrooms, 120 water proof speakers to make announcements, reverse osmosis plant for providing clean drinking water and has a fully underground drainage system.

Punsari

Punsari

4. Dharnai

A small village in Bihar, Dharnai has a 100 kilowatt (kW)  solar micro-grid providing electricity to the villagers and making it the first energy independent village in the country. The villages fully runs on solar energy.

 Dharnai

Dharnai

5. Shani Shingnapur

While the government in Maharashtra is concerned about  increasing crime rate in the cities, Shani Shingnapur is place with zero crime rate. The village is so safe that people do not have doors at home and also keep their valuables unlocked. Such is the level of safety in the village that UCO bank has established a lockless branch in the town.

Shani Shingnapur

Shani Shingnapur

Compiled by – Media Team

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