India is a land of villages. About 70 percent of our population lives in the villages. However, they present a very unusual image of village life. Hard work, simplicity and plain thinking is a charm of life there. Villages are the main supply line of cities but hey evoke an image of a mass living in problems and difficulties. The life depicts a state of deprivation, dependence and below physical and social set up. Inspire of reforms and change in structural set up villages continue to suffer on various accounts.
They struggle to grow and the growth feeds the other residents of the country. They bear warm, hot waves and the land heat while the other part of the nation rests in air-conditioned rooms. The life starts early in the morning without any bed tea or bed feed. They take the domestic animals for grazing or plugging in the crop-sowing fields. The children and house wife help them in their toil in the field. The house-wife prepares food, looks after the old parents and takes the food to serve the farmers in their working spot. These women work in the fields as the husbands take a nap after luncheon in the afternoon. Their normal food consists of the chapattis and simple pickles. Milk and running products are sold in the city market because this comes sunder cash crops.
Although, members of the city family have roots in villages but, even then, they rarely feel comforts of the villages. The rural population has pure non-polluted air. They have neat and clean water and fresh bath changes the life into new bright moods. Village food is always full of purity and nourishment. These factors contribute a longer share in maintenance good health.
Rural population remains dependent on agriculture for its survival, due to lack of any other income sources. Thus, a lot of change and training is imparted to farmer’s block for improvement and modernization of techniques of agriculture. Although the government policies focus all the best attention and development in the sector yet the farmer is exploited for procurement of loans, marketing of crop by the middlemen, agent of Arties. They try to squeeze the last drop and flare-up the problems of the agriculture farmers. The villagers suffer acute shortage of water and energies such as electricity and fuels. They are bound to run their own generator sets and run after diesel cans in the city markets.
Indian villages lack good medical aid and good specialized service in health care. Even the field workers hardly care to propagate the proper health awareness in the villages. Village folks are mostly cheated by imitations in medicines and other requited items. This requires legal and social protection and selfless service to boost the morale of village populations.
Our leaders rightly feel the necessity of creating spot attraction for villagers in their own places. They propose to develop sidelines and side-incomes by developing local handicraft and industries for rural population. Social schemes for education and eradication of bad traditions are under process and they will be popularized in the area. Co-operative movement is also coming up to safeguard the financial and marketing requirements of the people.
It seems the days are not far away when our village will present a modern image of good life and urbanities will be attracted to revert back to villages for a permanent stay.