Konchur sustainable model village




Konchur, Karnataka, India


Village of 500 families


SELAVIP Foundation, Habitat for Humanity India, Government of Chitapur Taluka, Residents of Konchur, FINALCAD, Architecture BRIO


Potential for impact
By 2030, 40% of India’s population will be urban against the current 30%, with urban migration as a key factor due to the lack of development and employment opportunities in rural India. Tackling and improving the rural infrastructure could slow down the pace of migration and relieve the stress on urban areas to provide for needs such as housing.

Transforming Konchur into a Sustainable Model Village (Adarsh Gram) for New India, this project introduces strategic interventions and investments that are self-scalable by the community, and which guide development within 5 key areas: 1) water and sanitation, 2) healthcare, 3) education, 4) jobs creation in agriculture, and 5) community mobilization and spiritual motivation. The project also includes the design and build of infrastructure to a standard of quality far above the current, with the use of technology and techniques that address the most critical issues faced by the community.

In close partnership with the local government, the model of Konchur is being developed for direct implementation across 200 villages in the Taluka, and with the potential for learnings to be applied across the country.