In Maharashtra, Bhilar a small village in Satara which is popularly known as ‘Pustakanche Gaav’ or ‘Book Village’ has set an example for others by creating a library in almost every household. Tejaswi Jatin a bookkeeper of Bhilar said that “This particular concept was brought by Vinod Tawde to India. After visiting a village where he saw a lot of books on display in houses in London, he chose this village for the project and with the help of the locals he built this library.”
Visitors come here to read books that have been categorized and scattered across 30 houses in the village. From across the state, people visit the village and spend hours reading these books.
Santosh Ganpat Sawant, a frequent visitor to the Book Village said that “People these days spend most of their time on mobile phones playing games or on social media instead they can spend time reading books.”