Map of the village Ainwal.
The surroundings of the village showing the structure for dried grass and hay.
Environment of the village: Mud and brick houses with tiled roof and some of them with boundary fences.
Courtyard in the village with the protection for the bullock cart. Transportation: The majority walk a distance of 1/2 kms to the nearest ST stop for transportation (ST, Vikram) and the nearest town for facilities is Kolad, 12 kms away.
Protected housing for the firewood.
Water supply is through borewell. The village is connected by electricity which is mainly used for lighting purposes inside houses.
Front porch of a house with vessels for collecting water.
Cooking is done through firewood.
There are is one small shop in the village which is also a ration shop. The villagers go to Kolad (12kms) for the weekly mandi to get their household essentials for the week.
The village temple.
The village school: Most are educated at least till 4th standard and they know to read and write Marathi. The school in the village is upto 4th standard. Two teachers teach the whole class. All the students sit in one big classroom.
The smiling faces of the children in the village. All these kids attend school and there is no gender bias.
These are 12 photos giving a glimpse of the Ainwal village. The Village is surrounded by beautiful landscape and located about 5kms off from the Mumbai - Goa highway at a distance of 12kms from the town of Kolad in Maharastra. The village is involved in mainly farming of Kharif crop once a year from the monsoon rains. About half of the families have some relative or the other living in the city of Mumbai. The villagers help each other and conduct different events and festivals together. The whole village belongs to one community - Maratha.