Good news for all the bibliophile of India! India now has its very own “Village of Books”. This village of books has been set up in a small village in the Satara district of Maharashtra “Bhilar”. This enticing and unique concept has been inspired by Britain’s Hay-On-Wye which is a Welsh town which is quite popular for its libraries & literature festivals.
The village of books in India has been the talk of the whole country and it was opened on May 4th 2017. “Pustakanche Gaon” as it is called in Marathi is a positive government initiative and is inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra “Devendra Fadnavis”. This book village is spread over 2 kilometers and is situated at a distance of eight kilometers from the hill station Panchgani.
Currently, this village houses around 15000 books in Marathi. However, the intention behind developing this amazing village of books is to promote tourism as well as Marathi. Moreover, the village is expected to have the highest per capita availability of books as compared to the other villages in the vicinity. Presently the village only has the collection of Marathi books but later English and Hindi books will also be added.
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