A child plays in Mawlynnong, India. Its fame as Asia’s cleanest village has attracted tourists. Photos: AFP

‘Asia’s cleanest village’, in rural India, pays price for being so pristine

Plastic is banned and spotless paths are lined with flowers in Mawlynnong - unusual in a country with a reputation for dirt and litter. But its fame has brought a flood of visitors, who create noise pollution and rob villagers of their privacy

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A child plays in Mawlynnong, India. Its fame as Asia’s cleanest village has attracted tourists. Photos: AFP
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