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IJSP PEER REVIEWED MULTIDESCIPLINERY INDEXED OPEN ACCESS ONLINE SOCIAL SCIENCE HUMANITIES

Rural and Urban Development Programmes

S Mohan, D Ramakrishnan

Affiliations:

  1. Research Scholar,  Department of Political Science Madurai Kamaraj University Madurai, Tamilnadu, INDIA
  2. Associate Prof& Head, Department of Political Science, Madurai Kamaraj University Madurai, Tamilnadu, INDIA

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Rural development is the process of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in rural areas, often relatively isolated and sparsely populated areas. Rural development has traditionally centered on the exploitation of land-intensive natural resources such as agriculture and forestry. However, changes in global production networks and increased urbanization have changed the character of rural areas. Increasingly tourism, niche manufacturers, and recreation have replaced resource extraction and agriculture as dominant economic drivers. The need for rural communities to approach development from a wider perspective has created more focus on a broad range of development goals rather than merely creating incentive for agricultural or resource based businesses. Education, entrepreneurship, physical infrastructure, and social infrastructure all play an important role in developing rural regions. Rural development is also characterized by its emphasis on locally produced economic development strategies. In contrast to urban regions, which have many similarities, rural areas are highly distinctive from one another. For this reason there are a large variety of rural development approaches used globally. Rural development is a comprehensive term. It essentially focuses on action for the development of areas outside the mainstream urban economic system. we should think of what type of rural development is needed because modernization of village leads to urbanization and village environment disappears.

Keywords:
Development, Rural, Urban, Development Programme, IRDP,TRYSEM