Mohad and Baghuwar are two villages in Kareli Tehsil of Narsinghpur District in Madhya Pradesh. About 20 years back they were like any other backward village. But now they are role model in respect of development.
Mohad, with a population of 4,500, is now hundred per cent literate where a large number of people speak Sanskrit also. There are 42 types of small and cottage industries. Every inch of the agriculture land is irrigated. Many farmers have adopted organic farming. No family uses wood for cooking meals as almost every house has a bio-gas plant or LPG connection. Every house has a toilet. No dispute of the village is pending in any court. The man behind this revolution was the late Surendra Singh Chauhan, the former Akhil Bharatiya Gram Vikas Pramukh of the RSS. Nobody throws garbage on the streets and every family cleans the street outside their houses. Government officials regularly visit the village to learn this method of development.
Baghuwar was felicitated by President of India about a decade back for building toilets in all houses. The village has presented an example worth emulating in respect of utilising government funds. A big board welcomes every visitor proudly displaying the information that ‘every house in this village has a toilet’.
People work hand in hand for the success of government schemes by giving their 100% contribution regarding money, efforts and skill. Thus the villagers participate in the development work with full dedication. That is why the actual work done is more than the sanctioned. The Government granted Rs two lakh for building community centre, but the villagers spent Rs five lakh on it. Similarly the Panchayat received Rs 2.5 lakh for stop dam but the villagers spent Rs five lakh on it also. Rs 1.5 lakh were received for the Manas Satsang Bhavan but the villagers spent more than rupees five lakh. Similarly, Rs 1.96 lakh were received for upgrading the school up to high school level but the villagers spent 3.5 lakh. When people contribute from their own pockets the question of corruption does not arise at all. Interestingly, no dispute of the village is pending in any court. (PK)
Mohad, Narsinghpur District, Madhya Pradesh
Location: 16 km from Narsinghpur
* 100 per cent literacy
* Over 42 types of small
and cottage industries
* Every inch of agriculture land is irrigated
* Every house has bio gas plant, toilet in every house
* Free from dispute, no
matter pending in court
Baghuwar, Narsinghpur District, Madhya Pradesh
Location: 17 km from Narsinghpur
* 100 per cent contribution from people in government projects
* Toilet in every house for over a decade
* Felicitated by President of India for cleanliness
* No dispute is pending in any court