Village/Rural Development :
The soul of India lives in its villages,” declared M. K. Gandhi at the beginning of 20th century. There are as many as 638,365 different villages. The size of these villages varies considerably. The rural population in some states like Himachal Pradesh is 90% while some states like Goa is just 10%. However the national average is 70%.
The life in Indian villages is simple and isolated; although they are connected now a days with cell phones and digital television transmission, yet they are cut off from the main stream of urban areas due to poor road connectivity and market for their agricultural commodities. The villages do not have enough electricity supply and all those work dependent on electricity, is affected. The health, educational and civil facilities are also either absent or not up to the mark.
Rural/Village development actions are mainly and mostly to development aim for the social and economic improvement of the rural areas. Our aim is to find the ways to improve the rural lives with participation of the rural people themselves so as to meet the required need of the rural area.