A model village is a type of mostly self-contained community, in most cases built from the late eighteenth century onwards by industrialists to house their workers. Although the villages are located close to industrial sites, they are generally physically separated from them and often consist of relatively high quality housing, with integrated community amenities and attractive physical environments. "Model" is used in the sense of an ideal to which other developments could aspire.
The term "model villages" also refers to the organised resettlements of refugees in Guatemala and Vietnam, developed by the national governments to isolate civilians from guerrillas.
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... Model villages were created in the United Kingdom by some of the first industrialists ... on the news recently has been Poundbury, a model village in rural Dorset guided by the Prince of Wales ... Model villages were built by philanthropist industrialists such as Titus Salt and George Cadbury to house their workers and provide social amenities ...
... India has its equivalent as model town ... The first was Model Town, Bathinda put up with exclusive purpose of housing the employees of Guru Nanak Thermal Plant ... Similar model towns are attached with many Indian cities ...
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