Urban And Rural Development

Rural development is the cornerstone of sustainable development, and the SDGs recognize its importance. The truth, however, is different in that rural issues tend to take a backseat compared to urban problems. Rural-urban inequality in development and living conditions is leading to migration as a survival strategy for the rural population. Regional inequality is worsening and the need of the hour is to find criteria and measures to overcome this situation. A look at development concerning hard and soft infrastructure is needed to achieve the goal of equitable growth for these long neglected and vulnerable sections of the population, and to strike a balance between urban and rural living conditions.