Sunday, December 28, 2008


The development of six hundred thousand villages implies development of agricultural community, artisans and non-farm workers by development of villages.

1. The villages must be connected within themselves and with main towns and metros through by good roads and wherever needed by railway lines and bus routes. They must have other infrastructure like schools, colleges, hospitals and other amenities for the local population and the visitors. Let us call this physical connectivity.

2. In the emerging knowledge era, the native knowledge has to be preserved and enhanced with latest tools of technology, training and research. The villages have to have access to good education from best teachers wherever they are, must have the benefit of good medical treatment, must have latest information on their pursuits like agriculture, fishery, horticulture and food processing. It means, there is a need for mission and education through electronic connectivity.

3. Once the Physical and Electronic connectivity are enabled, the knowledge connectivity is enabled. That can facilitate the ability increase the productivity, the utilization of spare time, awareness of health welfare, ensuring a market for products, increasing quality conscience, interacting with partners, getting the best equipment, increasing transparency and so in general knowledge connectivity

4. Once the three connectivities viz physical, electronic and knowledge connectivity are ensured, they facilitate earning capacity. When we Provide Urban Amenities to Rural Areas (PURA), we can lead to upliftment of rural areas, we can attract investors, we can introduce effectively useful systems like Rural BPOs, Micro Finance.

Thus if we take up PURA as a mission, we can make villages as prosperous knowledge accumulation centers leading to villagers as entrepreneurs.

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