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Saturday, 29 April 2017

India's 1st book village to come up in Maharashtra


A village in Maharashtra famous for its strawberries is soon going offer more - rare Marathi books and magazines. From May 4, Bhilar will become India’s first ‘book village’ where tourists and locals can come and read books, magazines, newspapers stacked at 25 premises. Near the popular the British-era hill station of Mahabaleshwar, Bhilar already attracts a large number of tourists, who come to taste the locally produced strawberries.

Bhilar, which has a population of about 10,000, and nearby areas produce around 100 tons of strawberry every year, earning them Rs 50 crore. And 90% of the village’s population is involved in strawberry farming.

Important Takeaways from above News for Bank of Baroda PO Exam-
  • India's 1st book village to come up in Maharashtra.
  • Bhilar, Maharashtra will become India’s first ‘book village’.
  • Devendra Fadnavis is present Chief Minister of Maharashtra
  • Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao is present Governor of Maharashtra.

If you have any other takeaways, do share with us in the comment section

Source- The Hindustan Times

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