Every weekend here children armed with brooms in their hands cleans the entire respective street of their own area which is a perfect effort towards community participation.

What makes Biate remarkable is that there are no strictly enforced rules here. There are no legal penalties for smoking in public places, for urinating in the open and for littering. They just don’t do it. Located nearly 175 km from the state capital of Aizawl in the lush and hilly climes of Serchhip district, Biate is home to a population of less than 2,500. The town also won the “Best City” award under Innovation and Best Practices —Northeast Zone in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 survey.

The results of all these efforts are there fabulous.

In the town, you can barely find a single piece of litter strewn on the ground. There have no reported cases of stunted or waste children in nearly 15 years, and in the past five years, the town has not seen a single case of dysentery and typhoid, while the threat of malaria remains non-existent. This is what The results of all these efforts are there for everyone to see.