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A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR RURAL EMPLOYMENT GENERATION IN INDIA
Pratibha Wasan
Pages - 1 - 17     |    Revised - 15-09-2012     |    Published - 25-10-2012
Volume - 2   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - December 2012  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Rural Employment, Social Intent, Skewed Economic Growth, Voluntarism
ABSTRACT
The economic divide between urban and rural sectors coupled with the unbalanced growth within the rural economy, is a major hurdle in the growth of Indian Economy. The existing government-run employment schemes are subsidized credit based schemes, which are good for any feasible project. However, with the kind of educational and economical background of rural population, there is a need to go a step backward and show them a way to mobilize what they have in terms of possible resources. This paper takes an inductive approach to explore and arrive at a conceptual framework for generating income in the rural economy. The framework is based on the analysis of primary data collected through focused group discussions. Unlike government run employment schemes, the proposed framework incorporates the efforts and social intentions of different segments of society and integrates social intent with profitability thereby, ensuring better sustainability and commitment to the cause.
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Dr. Pratibha Wasan
- India
pratibha.wasan@jaipuria.ac.in