Model Scientific Village (MSV) is defined as the village/area which is accompanied with full of all the existing theoretical and practicalknowledge of science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, geography, environmental sciences,engineering, and others) and the local people think, read, follow, regulate, and sustain science and scientific discoveries/data. The concept of MSV is significant for all people with different professions and characteristic groups, for example from generalists to specialists, from youngsters to adults, and from male to female.
The aim of MSV is to develop any one village of the midhilldistrict of Nepalinto the scientific area.
To develop the village basedon sustainable development.
To conduct the income-generating programs.
To identify and establish basic and advanced technology.
To train the local people.
We selected Yangbel, a small village in PokhariNarayansthan VDC in the Kavre district because of the factors and variables, such as damaged houses by earthquakes(25th April 2015), an usual touristic sites, panoramic views, presence of cave and Gumbas, favourable soil for Bodhichitta plants (Zizyphus bodhiensis), and the local interests on science available for initiating the model village program.
Photograph 1 & 2: Maps of Nepal and Kavredistrct. Black circle showing the PokhariNarayansthan VDC within Kavre.
The rain harvesting ponds were established in the Yangbel area so that water could be collected. The pond water has been used for animals, irrigations, and others.
Solar has been installed in the Yangbel area so that the alternative energy can be used to lighten the village and to make the solar village.
Trainings on various sustainable development programs such as preparation of organic manure, nursery management, organic vegetable production, pest management, and tunnel house establishment have been organised. Local people have been theoretically and practically trained by the experts.