Development in rural Haryana

Rural development in general is used to denote the actions and initiatives taken to improve the standard of living in non-Urban neighborhoods, countryside, and remote villages. Rural development actions mostly aim at the social and economic development of the areas. Rural development implies both the economic betterment of people as well as greater social transformation.
After years of rural lifestyle, most of the adjoining areas of Delhi, especially in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have seen a spate of development. The proximity to New Delhi coupled with the lack of land within the capital has brought about real estate boom to these areas and has brought about an unprecedented development to these rural regions and changed the lifestyle of the people who have been directly or indirectly affected by these radical changes.
These affects are easily conspicuous in the SUVs plying in the rural roads and the modern bungalows dotting the village landscape. For those (mostly in the lower age bracket) whom new found wealth has made unsuitable for village life, there are penthouses in gurgaon, and night life in Delhi.
But then all have not been so lucky, in the selective development that has taken place till now, those who had no land to begin with are still caught in the life that they have been living before and their ancestors before them; and those who are still holding on to their piece of unsold land hoping to strike rich someday in the future.

Moving off the track

Modernity making ‘deep’ in-roads

Cutting edge cattle fodder.

Educating the future

Changing rural architecture

Fields of gold

All that money can buy

Hook(ah)ed to the old lifestyle

The village league

Bundles of joy

Still peddling the old wheel

Sweet burden

Tying up the past

Heavy fuel

Aiming for the skies

Waiting for others to join the ride

Latest crop in the field

Help at hand


~ by parikshit13 on April 25, 2010.

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