The Jig Saw

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Respect the rural

[via Financial Express] Invest in alternatives to sustain economic growth

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Points to ponder on -
- Despite a plethora of incentives, the rural economy has been unable to unshackle itself. Blame that on inefficiency or inertia or leakages.

- Recall that over a third of rural households have non-agricultural occupations, an important sign for the futureā€”as the ratio increases, the cyclical nature of agriculture may have lesser impact on rural incomes. On the upside, there are immense opportunities waiting in the wings.

- Rural-to-urban migration is a huge socio-economic problem for us.

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