About 70% of India’s population lives in villages. Many of them do not have access to education, a healthy environment and opportunities for advancement, prompting them to move to urbanised regions. This not only places a strain on burgeoning cities, but also further reduces the social capital in villages. To revive rural areas and make them vibrant centres of economic and cultural activities, RoundGlass Foundation has launched Model Village. Whether it is lack of quality education or waste management, we prize innovative, grassroots-led solutions to the problems confronting India’s villages.