Rural banks will definitely encourage savings. It is not the proper time to mop up the rural surplus. No doubt villages do not have to pay income tax and they get many other concessions, yet their saving is not significant.
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Even today it is recongnised that India is a country of villages, of the 54.82 crore people, who constituted the 1971 population of India 43.90 crore or about 80 percent live in villages and 10.92 crore or 20 percent in cities and towns. It may therefore be safely remarked that India is a country predominantly with rural community.
There are many in our countries who idealize our villages. Gandhiji was one of them. Rabindranath also had a yearning for the quiet countryside. During the days of non-co-operation, there was a resounding cry—'Back to Villages'.
So far you have read that a is a very vast country. It has fertile land and thick forests. It has high mountains. It has many big and small rivers which provide water for irrigation and are used for producing electricity. It has rich mineral wealth. Since these are the gifts of nature, so these are called natural resources.
Health education means making people aware of the various practices that must be followed to ensure healthy personal as well as community life. Health education has to create awareness in the community about the prevailing health problems.