Small- and midsize urban households in the country account for nearly half of all rural households, with the bulk of them in urban areas, according to the World Bank.
Here are some of the key takeaways from a report released this week.
It’s a big shift for rural households This is one of the major takeaways for rural communities from the World Urbanists’ 2017 report.
According to the report, rural households grew from just 0.4% of the total population in 2020 to almost 5% of all households in 2020.
The gap between rural and urban rural households has widenedThe rural population grew from 0.3% of total population to 5.6% of rural households and urban households grew by 6.4%.
It remains a challenge for the rural economyIt is likely that there is a big gap between urban and rural households because of different labour and environmental needs.
This is also true for households in large urban areas.
In rural areas, there is more demand for transport and energy consumption.
This means that rural households need to diversify their spending.
They need to spend more on food, clothing, and other consumer goods.
And they need to be more environmentally conscious, and they need the ability to earn a living in a market.
Rural households face the challenge of getting jobs in rural areasAlthough rural jobs are not very common in India, they are still quite common.
According the World Rural Development Report 2017, the share of jobs in households in rural India rose from 2.2% in 2014 to 4.5% in 2020, from 5.5 % of total rural households to 6.2%.
It’s expected that the rural workforce will continue to grow, with more rural jobs needed to meet the needs of the population.
The challenge for rural workers is that, even as the demand for rural jobs increases, rural unemployment remains high.
Rural unemployment in India is currently at 17%.
Rural women’s employment is growingThe number of women in rural households continues to increase, but their share of rural jobs is declining.
According a recent report from the National Sample Survey Organisation, the number of rural women in India increased by 14.3 percentage points between 2017 and 2020, while the number in urban households decreased by 7.6 percentage points.
Rural householders have to prepare for the futureThe report notes that the number and composition of householders is changing and rural populations are changing.
For instance, in the decade from 2019 to 2020, rural householders are more likely to be employed in service, such as in agriculture, and less likely to do household chores.
This changes the balance between urban households and rural household groups, and creates a challenge that needs to be addressed.
Rural communities need to find new ways to make ends meetIn India, rural people live in a constant state of flux.
According an OECD report, the rural population in India grew by 1.7% between 2019 and 2020.
The growth in rural population is largely driven by people moving from urban areas to rural areas.
Households are getting more flexibleThis is a point that needs highlighting in rural communities.
In the last five years, the percentage of households that earn their livelihoods by renting or selling their land has gone up from 8.1% to 11.2%, and the percentage that earn money through remittances has gone down from 9.4 % to 7.7%.
As a result, households are moving more into small and medium scale farming and non-agricultural activities.
This has created a bigger opportunity for rural families to be self-sufficient.
The economy is growing in India But there is still a need for more rural investmentThere is no clear sign of a return to the growth of the rural economies in the last few decades, especially after a significant slowdown in the industrialisation of India, when the country experienced an economic slowdown.
In 2017, India was the fastest growing country in the world, and it is expected that this will continue, even after the Modi government is sworn in.
However, the government’s plans for economic development in rural and small-sized urban India are still a long way from being realised.
The rural economy needs to adapt to a changing worldThere is a lot of evidence that the current economic system is not sustainable.
India experienced a rapid economic growth in the 1960s and 1970s, but the country was hit hard by the Great Recession in the 1990s.
This recession resulted in the closure of many manufacturing sectors and a large decline in agricultural production.
In response to the downturn, many farmers have moved out of the urban areas and into rural areas in search of work, but there are also indications that many rural families are struggling.
This may lead to a shift in the way that rural populations look at their own economic situation.