From No Electricity to WiFi and CCTV: How One Man Transformed This Gujarat Village
All India | Reported by Rohit Bhan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Updated: November 19, 2014 21:50 IST
PUNSARI, GUJARAT: Punsari village, barely 100 km from Ahmedabad, could be a textbook case of development. Closed-circuit cameras, water purifying plants, air-conditioned schools, Wi-Fi, biometric machines – the village has it all. And all of it was done in a matter of eight years, at a cost of a mere Rs. 16 crore.
The man behind the transformation is its young sarpanch – 31-year-old Himanshu Patel. A graduate from North Gujarat University, Mr Patel had won the panchayat polls in 2006, at the age of 23.