sweeping-sidewalk.jpgLarge crowds of visitors have been thronging to the village curious to find out why Mawlynnong has earned the reputation for being arguably the cleanest and greenest in India.

The streets are cleaned several times each day, plastic is completely banned and all waste disposal is environmentally friendly. Spurring the cleanliness is local initiative from the residents, all of whom can read and write. Unlike many parts of India, each house has a toilet.

(Continue reading w/photos at BBC)

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