India is considered as a land of villages. There are a total of 5,93,732 villages and 5,161 towns in India. With this figure we can estimate how much rural India is. This proves that villages play a vital role in the strength or weakness of India. Assume our country as a tree, then cities are branches and villages are the root. Without roots tree cannot grow. Cities may have all or several facilities, luxuries but the life in cities goes on mechanically, while on the other hand life in villages holds more values to life. It is very true that India needs more advanced villages than a handful of cities. Villages help in the growth of Indian economy. 90% people of India live in villages. This means major strength of India lies on rural India only. In order to make it a strength in literal sense the villagers need to be very aware and advanced. All the villages are the centers of economy. Cost of infrastructure in towns is very much high but the cost of infrastructure in villages is quite low than the towns. If the economy of the villages is improved then it will affect the people and will also change the lifestyle of people. If the villagers grow more and more crops then there will be enough food to eat. Because of more production of food, food prices will go down. Villagers can make jute bags and sell them in neighboring towns and can earn livelihood. Like this more villagers can be employed. If more and more production will be there then economy will be better. Villages play a very crucial role in the development of Indian economy. Indian villages are not developing because political leaders are not willing to change the future of India.
Large scale industries need a lot of money and time to be put up. Small industries can be easily set up by the villagers. Villagers should be given loans by the banks to set up and run a small scale industry. We can take the example of Gujarat. A small village in Gujarat has started Amul milk production and now they provide milk to whole India. Government has started NREGA, 2005 and PMRY to employ those people who are willing to get employed in this sector. Labor cost goes up because of big industries because these are unions. Villagers need better planning by the government. Government should give occasions to villagers to work. Villages can be developed in a very good way. Roads can be made in villages. If roads will be constructed in villages then hospitals, banks, schools etc. Can be opened. Villagers should be taught better methods of cultivation. They should be given information on weather, bio pesticides, pesticides, fertilizers, crops and soil. Government should be welfare government if India has to really improve and grow.
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