Rural India vs. Urban India
India as a whole is quickly developing in various spheres on the international front, but there are still some differences between its rural and urban regions. Read on to find out more about them.
As per studies as well as statistics, nearly 80 percent of the total population of India live in its villages. Their difference with the urban sectors of the country are easy to point out even with visual scrutiny. Media claims that the present time is witnessing gradual diminishing of the lacunas dividing our urban and rural sections. Though this statement is very much true for most cases, there are still a few aspects that need to be brought in the limelight.
The foremost distinction between Indian cities and villages is their living standard. A small economic gap exists even today, which is clearly evident from the fact that some remote villages lack access to proper civic amenities. On the other hand, people living in cities are never without suitable infrastructure. Sometimes, they even get uber-modern versions of facilities that remote rural dwellers might have not heard of.
Another common distinction between rural and urban India is that the latter has access to better facilities of education than the former. Many a times in villages, parents are forced to send their children to work rather than having them admitted to schools. Apart from that, some rural regions are yet to have their own educational institutions. All these factors greatly contribute towards the high illiteracy in villages. On the other hand, most people in cities are either high school or university graduates, which is why the urban literacy rate is much better.
Currently, it has been found through recent surveys that villages without electricity still exist in India. But not one city across the entire nation isn’t electrified. In the light of this fact, the Government has begun taking drastic steps for electrifying many rural regions, and achieved great success.
When considered in terms of high-speed Internet connection, urban areas are far ahead of their rural counterparts. Many villages don’t have any Internet connection at all. To combat this situation, our Government has launched the Digital India initiative, which aims at delivering Internet service at every doorstep of the country, so that it can usher into a new dawn of digitalisation.
Many not-for-profit organisations are also at work along with the government in order to remove the differences between urban and rural India. Their tireless efforts are bearing fruits for improving the scenario of literacy and rural education in India. They have also helped many villages for getting access to proper healthcare and employment opportunities.