Meaning of Rural Development

There is no universally accepted definition of ”RURAL DEVELOPMENT.” Various scholars have defined it variously. As a concept, it connotes overall development of rural areas with a view to improve the quality of ”LIFE RURAL PEOPLE” As a phenomenon, it is the result of various physical, technological, economics, socio-cultural and institutional factors. As a discipline, it is multi-disciplinary in nature representing an intersection of agricultural, social, behavioral and management of sciences. Some scholars understand Rural Development as development of agricultural sector. but this concept of Rural Development is not Comprehensive enough to define Rural Development Completely. on the other hand, Rural Development is understood as being a multi-dimensional or multi-faceted concept. © Rural Environmental Development & Implementation Foundation