Study of rural development through infrastructure development and the initiatives by the Government of India
Author(s):
Dr. Reetuja Deshpande, Dr. Mangesh M. Bhople
Keywords:
agrarian economy, rural households, human sustainability, social sustainability, economic sustainability, environmental sustainability.
Abstract
The highway of rural development passes through the development of infrastructure. India is an agrarian economy with two-third of the population residing in rural areas. According to the Census 2011 there are 6,49,481 villages in India and 44146 villages are in the state of Maharashtra. 70 percent of its rural households still depend primarily on agriculture for their livelihood, with 82 percent of farmers being small and marginal. As per economic survey, rural economy contributes 46% towards the national income and 25-30% of India's GDP. Considering the figures, it is extremely essential to focus on the growth and development of India's rural economy in our journey to become $5 Trillion economy by the year 2025. Today, the primary source of rural economy has been shifted from agriculture to the non-farm sector including food processing, advanced animal farming, modern village industry. The educated youth in rural area is revitalizing of the rural economy. Implementing modern technology and mechanization in agriculture can improve productivity, efficiency and profitability with reduced cost. The sustainable rural development can be achieved through human sustainability, social sustainability, economic sustainability, environmental sustainability.
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Unique Paper ID: 157117

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6

Page(s): 152 - 155
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