A small village in India's Maharashtra district is working towards ending dependency on mobile phones, the internet and social media. Every evening between 7pm and 8:30pm, televisions and mobile phones in every house in the village are shut down and students open their books and study. In many places, children also carry out group study together during these hours. The digital detox was proposed by Vijay Mohite, sarpanch of the village of Mohite Vadgaon, after he realized that the pandemic had made students reluctant to read and write. After discussing the idea in the gram sabha, villagers decided to buy the alarm siren which goes off at 7pm, signalling residents to shut down electronic gadgets and pick up books to read.

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