This Indian village is the “richest” in the world


The Indian village of Madhapar
  • Residents of Madhapar village in Gujarat district have a cumulative deposit of US $ 0.67 million in banks.
  • Madhapar has schools, colleges, lakes, greenery, dams, health centers, and temples.
  • Most of the family members and relatives of the villagers reside in foreign countries.

NEW DELHI: In an incredible incident, a remote Indian village with around 7,600 dwellings is said to have become the richest village in the world with a huge bank deposit of INR 5,000 crore (US $ 0.67 million).

According to the details, local residents of Madhapar village in Gujarat district have a cumulative deposit of Rs 500 crore in banks. It is relevant to mention here that at least 17 bank branches are located in the small village to make life easier for people.

The average deposit per capita in the village is around Rs1.5 million.

Unlike other villages in the region, Madhapar has schools, colleges, lakes, greenery, dams, health centers and temples, News 18 reported.

The reason behind the richest village is that most of the family members and relatives of the villagers reside in foreign countries such as UK, US and Gulf countries.

They send huge sums of money to their families from abroad.

According to reports, an organization called “Madhapar Village Association” was established in London in 1968. It aimed to facilitate meetings between Madhapar residents living abroad.


Christina A. Kroll

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