"Rural Development in India with special reference to Assam"


Mridusmita Patowary
Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, India.


India is a country where the majority of the population resides in the rural areas. Rural development is one of the major aspects in the development in a country which is predominated with rural population. A major portion of the population in India resides in the rural areas, in such a situation merely focusing on the urban metropolitan areas will not lead to achievement of the broader aim of sustaining growth and development. Assam is a State were a major part of the population still resides in the rural areas and only a small proportion of the population lives in the urban areas. Thus, it becomes quite essential to focus on the rural areas and the development that has taken place in the rural areas in Assam. In this study an index is developed to assess the level of rural development in Assam over the two time points 2011 and 2018. The study found that certain development has taken place so far but the pace of development is not up to the mark.