27 November 2010

The Importance of Rural Development in India

Development/industrialisation is accompanied by urbanisation. So we should focus on urban development, not rural development. Right? Wrong!

1. Improving agriculture is a must for industrialisation. Agriculture is carried on in villages, so rural development is needed to improve agriculture.

2. Industry needs a literate labour force. But most of the people live in villages (70% in India). So rural development is needed to increase the education level of the majority of the population.

3. Finally, rural development is needed to reduce the migration of people from villages to cities. The current rate of rural-to-urban migration in India is unsustainable. It is much more than the rate at which industrial jobs and urban infrastructure are growing. So rural development is a must to slow down the rural-to-urban migration.

Here is another argument for rural development (based on the factors of production).

5 comments:

preeti said...

India depends on Agriculture. Most of Indian Population lives in villages and all depends on Agriculture. But the people lives in villages are now literate. So they don't know about knew Agriculture products available in the market. So the Govt. of India need to aware villagers about agricultural0 machinery like Nano Fertilizers . So that they use it for Agriculture. It is necessary for Rural Development in India.

Rakesh Sharma said...

I completely agree with Preeti, For development of Village we need to promote Agriculture, DLF founadation has taken an initiative for economic growth in underdeveloped areas. I also believe that ongoing government efforts need to be augmented with the support of private sector.

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Anonymous said...

rural development programmes in india is required to promote our agriculture, farmers, rural places. Otherwise one day, these people will fedup with all and will leave the hope of living.

And our civil society comletely depend on rural for its all basic requirements

Anonymous said...

Indira Nair said----
The 2011 census estimates that about 69% of the country's total population continues to live in rural India. A major challenge thus arises is how to feed India's growing population with rising income with given land and water resources.Land degradation is taking place through natural and man made processes, resulting in the loss of invaluable nutrients and lowering food grain production. The issues of availability of water which is going to be one of the critical problems in the coming decades needs to be addressed on ab priority basis. With the acceleration of economic growth, these problems are expected to intensify further, and therefore we need to pay greater attention to management of land, water and forests resources if rural development as to sustain.

Indira Nair said...

The 2011 census estimates that about 69% of the country's total population continues to live in rural India. A major challenge thus arises is how to feed India's growing population with rising income with given land and water resources.Land degradation is taking place through natural and man made processes, resulting in the loss of invaluable nutrients and lowering food grain production. The issues of availability of water which is going to be one of the critical problems in the coming decades needs to be addressed on ab priority basis. With the acceleration of economic growth, these problems are expected to intensify further, and therefore we need to pay greater attention to management of land, water and forests resources if rural development as to sustain.