Rural India: The Country's Untapped Growth Engine

Luthra, Rajan

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Abstract

Urbanisation is posing ever-growing challenges to most countries around the world. This paper explores the ways in which India can tap into the latent potential of two-thirds of its population still living an agrarian life. It provides a vantage point for the bystander to understand various rural development programmes under way across ten socio-economic elements categorised as ‘essential’, ‘foundational’ and ‘sustenance’. It paints a vision of how strategic efforts over the next decade can enable close to a billion people currently living in villages to propel India’s growth and produce nothing short of an economic miracle–driven by the completion of multiple government initiatives, affordable connectivity and digital technologies.

Document type: Article
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2020
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 26 July 2021
Number of Pages: 14
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Economics
Controlled Subjects: Indien, Raumentwicklung, Ländlicher Raum, Stadtentwicklung
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indien, Urbanisierung, Ländliche Entwicklung, Intelligente Dörfer, Technologie, Digitalisierung, Selbstständigkeit, Transformation, Lebensqualität / India, Urbanisation, Rural Development, Smart villages, Technology, Digitalisation, Self reliance, Transformation, Ease of living
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: India
Series: Themen > SADF Focus
Volume: 67
Additional Information: DOI: 10.48251/SADF.ISSN.2406-5633.F67 (der Erstausgabe)