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Mawlynnong is located in India
Coordinates: 25°11′59″N 91°55′54″E / 25.19972°N 91.93167°E / 25.19972; 91.93167Coordinates: 25°11′59″N 91°55′54″E / 25.19972°N 91.93167°E / 25.19972; 91.93167
Country India
State Meghalaya
District East Khasi Hills
Block Pynursla
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Mawlynnong is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state, India.[1] It is famous for having been dubbed Asia's cleanest village.

It comes under the Pynursla community development block and Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) constituency.[2]


Mawlynnong is located 90 km from Shillong, along the India-Bangladesh border.[3]


As of 2014, there are about 95 households in Mawlynnong.[4] The literacy rate is 100%.[5] Agriculture is the chief occupation of the local population, with betel nut being the main crop.[5]


Mawlynnong is known for its cleanliness.[6] The waste is collected in the dustbins made of bamboo, directed to a pit and then used as manure. The travel magazine Discover India declared the village as the cleanest in Asia in 2003, and the cleanest in India in 2005.[5] The phrase has since caught on. Moasunep Kichu's documentary on the village, for instance, is called Asia's Cleanest Village.[7]


  1. ^ IAY Report for Financial year 2010-2011
  2. ^ Electoral roll of Pynurla (ST) constituency, Election Department, Government of Meghalaya.
  3. ^ Magical Mawlynnong, Meghalaya Tourism
  4. ^ Availability of MGNrega data on MGNREGA soft MIS
  5. ^ a b c Eco Destination, Department of Tourism, Government of Meghalaya
  6. ^ Mawlynnong - the cleanest village of Asia,
  7. ^ Asia's Cleanest Village by EMMRC K, 2013-06-21, retrieved 2015-04-20