Punsari-Urban Dream into Rural reality by Sarpanch Himanshu Patel

Punsari-Urban Dream into Rural reality by Sarpanch Himanshu Patel-6

Punsari is a small village located in Gujarat,with 6000 inhabitants in Sabarkantha district, of Ahmedabad in Gujarat State .The village follows the Panchayati Raj system with city like in fracture .To name a few facilities every household in the village has toilets.There are two primary schools with not a single drop out.The classrooms are air-conditioned with computers and projectors and mid may meal facility. The village has a primary health centre, solar powered street lights, water supply and sewage and drainage system.

Punsari-Urban Dream into Rural reality by Sarpanch Himanshu Patel

The entire village is wifi enabled, with CCTV cameras installed at strategic points, transport system with good concrete roads,banking facilities and a public address system.These speakers broadcast bhajans, shlokas and Gandhian philosophy, It also updates people about the new schemes, government regulations and projects that they can be benefited of. The village also has skill development training centre for employment of youths.This makeover has left other metros a lesson to learn on how to manage the funds and apply it towards development.

Punsari-Urban Dream into Rural reality by Sarpanch Himanshu Patel

From a young age of 23 Himanshu headed the village when he won the elections in 2006, he led the village to progress path.From an ordinary village dedicated efforts of Himanshu  gave it a stunning new look.A techno savvy Himanshu worked towards the development of village primarily targeting the basic requirements of housing,healthcare,education and technology with the funds received from State and Centre.

Punsari-Urban Dream into Rural reality by Sarpanch Himanshu Patel

This was achieved with proper planning, efficient allocation of funds and the team led under his leadership towards all these projects.Punsari is a perfect model village that can be replicated across other villages in India.Various delegates from other cities have visited Punsari to understand the dynamics. Punsari has won national as well as state awards for Best Gram Panchayat in 2011.Punsari-The Urban Village with Himanshu has taken the first step towards Smarter and Better India !


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