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Mawlynnong is known as the cleanest village in the whole of Asia, a title bequeathed by the Discover India Magazine in 2005 and reinforced by the BBC, UNESCO and National Geographic, the people of this locality have taken it upon themselves to make the difference. The main occupation of the villagers is agriculture. They mostly grow areca nut(or Supari, how the Khasi call it). In the picture you see kids carrying the nuts after the harvest.

All 90 families living here make sure their way of living and livelihood is eco-friendly and sustainable. Rainwater is harvested in natural stone basins with large cavities. Placed outside every house, these basins collect rain water which is later put to use. The Mawlynnong people have also mastered the art of waste disposal over generations.

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  • Copyright: Lydia Ao (LydiaAo) (86)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2012-01-13
  • Categories: Vie quotidienne
  • Exposition: f/7.1, 1/100 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2013-05-28 21:39
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