04 Oct Importance of Rural Development
Rural development is as essential as urban development. In fact, the efforts at improving the rural areas are aimed at creating opportunities. Rural development in simple terms can be defined as the process of developing the lives and also an economy in rural areas.
In India, majority of the population resides in rural communities. The development of all aspects within rural communities is vital for the effective development of the country. These include, education, employment opportunities, infrastructure, housing, civic amenities and the environmental conditions. Furthermore, rural individuals need to be aware of all modern and innovative methods and techniques that are vital to augment productivity.
Rural areas are yet faced by problems of illiteracy, unemployment and lack of basic infrastructure such as schools, colleges, hospitals etc. This is the reason to youth moving out of villages to work in cities. Therefore, rural areas need to grow in tandem with cities and standard of life has to develop there for inclusive growth to happen.
They are still using the old products for their needs. It is simple to see the rising difference between rural areas and cities.Rural areas need to have banking services need to be popularized and credit should be available for basic services such as agriculture. Still, many rural areas receive 5 to 7 hours of electricity per day that needs to drastically improve the enrich the rural India.
In fact, what we need is to empower the rural peoples by offering them basic education and skills etc. They need to have infrastructure such as schools, colleges, hospitals, electricity etc, so that they are free from difficulties. At Elysium Foundation, we need to give them self employment opportunities. Therefore they want to stay in their own areas instead of migrating in other countries. There is an important to transform the rural people’s lives.