11th Class Economics Employment and Infrastructure

  • question_answer 5) What is the state of rural infrastructure in India?

    Answer:

    The state of rural Infrastructure in India is very critical. India's more than are billion plus population resides in rural areas. There is a lack of access to safe, reliable power, water, telecommunication, sanitation and transportation services. The government had announced several schemes but still there is not a very remarkable growth in it as per the data of census 2001 in rural India only 56% households have an electricity connection and 43% still use kerosene. About 90% of the rural households use bio-fuels such as crop residues, dung and fuel wood to meet their energy requirement for cooking. Tap water availability is limited to only 24% rural households. About 76% of the population drinks water from open sources such as wells, tanks, ponds, lakes, rivers, canals, etc. Access to improved sanitation in rural areas was only 20%. Thus, there is need of serious thinking on part of policy planners and implementing agencies that for a properous India strengthening the facilities of rural infrastructure.

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