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Title:
CHANGE IN RURAL ECONOMY AND SOCIETY AROUND THE MEDIUM SIZE TOWNS IN INDIA

Authors:
Sayani Bosu, Swatilekha Sen, Prof. Sanat Kumar Guchhait

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1Sayani Bosu, 1Swatilekha Sen, 2Prof. Sanat Kumar Guchhait
1. Research Scholar, Department of Geography, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal
2. Professor, Department of Geography, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal

MLA 8
Bosu, Sayani, et al. "CHANGE IN RURAL ECONOMY AND SOCIETY AROUND THE MEDIUM SIZE TOWNS IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 4645-4659, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=357. Accessed June 2019.
APA
Bosu, S., Sen, S., & Guchhait, P. (2019, June). CHANGE IN RURAL ECONOMY AND SOCIETY AROUND THE MEDIUM SIZE TOWNS IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(6), 4645-4659. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=357
Chicago
Bosu, Sayani, Swatilekha Sen, and Prof. Sanat Kumar Guchhait. "CHANGE IN RURAL ECONOMY AND SOCIETY AROUND THE MEDIUM SIZE TOWNS IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 6 (June 2019), 4645-4659. Accessed June, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=357.

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Abstract:
Mahatma Gandhi often said that India lives in her villages. Two out of three Indians still live in the villages even at the end of second decade of 21st century. The traditional village society of Pre-independence India has experienced a lot of change in economy and social interaction through the seven decades of national planning. A strategic change has occurred from 1980s with the success of Green Revolution. Liberalization of economy is another landmark to change the Indian villages with the preponderance of non-agrarian economy. Therefore, emerging village economy and society has attracted the global attention especially among the developing nations. It has great significance for a country like India where majority of the population (around 68.5%, according to census, 2011) live in rural areas. The new economy and culture of post 1990s by dint of liberalization and globalization has brought up techno-economic backlash that has waved the traditional society and economy of Indian villages from the very beginning of the 21st century through the concept of PURA. With this new economy and techno-centrism traditional agrarian economy has experienced a wider change, resulting into newer diversity in rural economy which has a great reliance on non-primary activity, leading a gradual change. Earlier traditions are gradually disappearing.