New Delhi: Whenever we talk of a village, there are only raw houses, bullocks, dusty roads and fields.
Today we are going to tell you about a village in India which is not less in the city. Expensive vehicles like Mercedes and BMW run on the streets of this village.
We are talking about the Dharmas village in Gujurat where people here live in both urban and rural life. The tiny Dharmaj village in Anand district has a population of only 11,333 but has as many as 13 banks. The name of the town refers to Dharma.
The biggest feature of Dharamj village is its prosperity. The special thing is that this village has done so much without any government help. The people of Dharmas, who live abroad, send money by paying their livelihood for the development of their village.
It also affects the environment of the village. This is probably the first village in the country whose history, current coffee and tablebugs expressing geography has been published. This village has its own website.
Villagers say that at least 1500 families in their village in the UK, more than 300 families live in Canada in 200 of the US. According to the villagers, at least five people from every family of Dharkaj are settled abroad.
This small village has all the facilities which even a city cannot boast of. The infrastructure consists of pure drinking water, underground drainage system and tar roads, whereas the lanes are stone-laid. The smallest and remotest by lanes are well provided with proper street lights.
For the past several decades, NRIs in this village have been depositing money in banks and post offices and the kitty today has grown to over Rs 1,000 crore, making it one of the richest villages in the country and with the highest NRI deposits.
The NRIs of Dharmaj village prefer to park their money in banks, which are mostly state-run banks and therefore the deposit in the banks have now cumulatively run into more than Rs 1,000 crore.
The over 3,000 Patidar families live life king-size and zip past in swanky cars and almost every family in the village has a member sending in the money for several decades.
There as many as 1,700 families hailing from this village settled in Britain, around 300 families in the U.S., 160 in New Zealand, 200 in Canada, and 60 in Australia, among others, taking the total number of families staying abroad to around 3,120.