Narsinghpur (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Jan. 8 : In the midst of a nationwide drive to make India a defection-free state by 2020, a small village in Madhya Pradesh has emerged out to be the ideal for every other village, where from sanitation to security, from nutrition to education, it has made many progress.
Situated 20 kilometers far from Narsingh district, Badhuwar village has achieved total sanitation and became an Open Defecation-Free (ODF) village in 2007.
The figure is astounding given the fact that the state's capital Bhopal is still struggling to achieve total sanitation.
One of the hallmarks of this village is the literacy rate, where each and every villager is able to read and write.
With a population of about 2500 people, the village houses close to 55 biogas plants. Apart from that, the village is blessed with efficient school systems and well-equipped hospitals to cater to people.
The surrounding of the village has paved roads with well placed sewage systems. Badhuwar is famous for its sweet molasses. Gujarat, Rajasthan, Bihar, Maharashtra, and in many other states molasses are exported. Narsinghpur's share in export of molasses pegs at 20 percent, where more than 60 percent of labourers are employed in sugar factories.
Given the fact the villages has achieved progress in other social parameters, the Gram Panchayat of Badhuwar Village has decided to rename it as 'Adarsh village' so that it sets an example to other villages and continue to inspire them.