The state of Haryana has majority of the population living in the rural areas, agriculture being their main occupation. They face challenges in the form of lack of irrigation facilities, water and sanitation, modern techniques of farming, education, healthcare, etc. In the rural sector of the state, crimes against women are also high. For holistic rural development, it is important that these issues be addressed.
Rural Development aims at transforming the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of the rural economy. Bringing an improvement in the socio-economic conditions of the rural class and improving the standard of living of the rural people is the main concern of rural development. The state of Haryana needs sustained rural development in the near future. All the sectors of the economy need to be developed in order to compete with the neighbouring metro or developed cities, which have seen adequate development so far. Haryana is witnessing urban development majorly through infrastructure, but it is also important that the state should undertake development in all the sectors. Therefore, for a brighter and prosper future of the state, rural development has to be at par with the urban development in Haryana.
Measures need to be taken to address the rural issues in Haryana and implement various schemes for the betterment of the rural people. Towards this, the Panchayati Raj needs to be empowered so that it can participate in the development, execution, planning and monitoring of the schemes in the field of rural development. The institutions like the Gram Panchayats, Zila Parishad, Panchayat Samiti and Gram Sabha should also play a substantial role by implementing several schemes in the rural Haryana.
A Naya Haryana can't come about with proper human capital. The people who are responsible for implementing the development programmes need to be properly trained and motivated, so that they can implement the schemes in a better way. Proper attention to quality structures is required to ensure that projects get completed and the populace benefits.
Haryana needs Nayi Soch which will bring Khushhali, Pragati and Unnati for the state.