Odisha’s first Eco village Muduligadia in Nayagardh district
Muduligadia village in Nayagarh district is regarded as the first eco-village of the state. Located on the bank of Mahanadi river adjoining Satkosia gorge, villagers here have set an example of conserving the natural environment.
All houses in the village have colourful verandahs. Traditional wall paintings done by villagers are a luring element in the village.
Villagers have formed Eco-Development Committee (EDC) and developed a mechanism to make the project self-sustained.
With the help of Forest Department, communities in the village have come forward to provide a better life to the future generation. About 2 km away from the Badmul ecotourism project, the village has 12 tents on sand-bed managed by 30 local community members.
Trees and roads are decorated for welcoming tourists and residents have developed a common worship place. As per reports, all the households in the village have been using LPG gas instead of firewood for the past three years.