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Message from Chief Patron (Dr Satyapal Singh, Member of Parliament)
If rural India is poor, India is poor…
In a country like India where three fourth population resides in villages and agriculture is the foundation of economy, any concept of development of nation without rural development could be far away from the reality.
India lives in its villages, and while the cities have grown immensely over the last 20 years, rural areas have not seen that kind of development. For India’s economy to be strong, the rural economy needs to grow. Rural areas are still plagued by problems of malnourishment, illiteracy, unemployment and lack of basic infrastructure like schools, colleges, hospitals, sanitation, etc. This has led to youth moving out of villages to work in cities. This could be compared to the brain drain from India to US.
The goal of rural development is not easy to achieve due to geographical, social and economic disparities and differences. In this context, rural development should be taken up as a continuous dynamic process. Ever increasing population, poverty, illiteracy, diseases, unemployment, unequal distribution of land and all other resources, social injustice are some of the major impediments in the progress of rural India.