One of India’s biggest rural schools in a small Maharashtra village prepares children for life.
SMART ONES: A few of the school’s nearly 4,000 students
Separated from Andhra Pradesh by a parched riverbed, Sagroli, a tiny town in Maharashtra, seems like a typical rural pocket. What is not apparent is that, tucked away on 150 acres, is one of the country’s biggest rural schools.
Ever since the lone sugar factory shut down, agriculture has been the sole source of income for the arid town of 10,000 people. But with the school, run by charitable trust Sanskriti Samvardhan Mandal (SSM), Sagroli remains an attraction for neighbouring villages.