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Globalization and Rural India: Aspects of Education, Technology and Culture

1Department of Political Science, RIMT University, Punjab, India


American Journal of Rural Development. 2018, Vol. 6 No. 2, 38-44
DOI: 10.12691/ajrd-6-2-2
Copyright © 2018 Science and Education Publishing

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Navjot Kaur, Dr. Megha Dhiman. Globalization and Rural India: Aspects of Education, Technology and Culture. American Journal of Rural Development. 2018; 6(2):38-44. doi: 10.12691/ajrd-6-2-2.

Correspondence to: Navjot  Kaur, Department of Political Science, RIMT University, Punjab, India. Email: navjyotkaurbrar@gmail.com

Abstract

Rural development has assumed a global attention especially among developing counties like India where around more than half percent of people live in rural areas. Development can occur not only with technology and education but also with gaining and accepting ability of culture to adopt the new era so as to compete with the outer world. Based on observation reports, different articles and online sources this paper highlights the major and minor factors which are connected with globalization through culture. Technology as well as education is also helpful to eradicate stereotyped concepts present in any society or culture. The strategies, policies and planning for rural development specially concerned with Gram Panchyats, schools, higher educational institutes, industry and labor needs proper implementation and awareness of the people. Globalization is helping to increase the income level, to remove the rural urban disparity, rural to rural disparity, to bridge the gap between people and government, to remove mental barriers, to provide social protection, to provide equality to women in man dominated areas, innovative training programs for skill based jobs, proper training and auditable functioning of Gram Panchyats, financial freedom to women, credit assistance facility to farmers and to provide small business assistance to youth while study etc. Education and technology are the necessary part of development as also described by Kothari commission for education in year 1966. All the five yearly plans and cost effective technologies are bridging the gap between rural and urban India. As culture binds up the people to their roots but if we want to stand by the emerging world then our culture have to absorb and apply the technology as well as globally emerging trends to widen the mental blocks. When regional disparity occurs then culture changes but education and technology remains same. In this way culture is basic factor while considering development. As rural India have different perspectives than urban so a major objective of this paper in the ways of rural development is to understand the ground level basic cultural issues, to resolve them according to the situations present and to find the approaches to step up the rural India towards Globalized world and this is the need of the hour.

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