Sir Uzair farooq
M.Azeem khan MBO-20
Comsats University, Lahore
Rural Development of Pakistan
Pakistan after gaining independence during 1947 inherited a vicious cycle of century-old poverty. The people were living in the scattered and interior villages with low subsistence level. The problem of reviving of rural life came into picture due to mass poverty, population, increase, stagnation in agricultural production neglect of various social services, wide gap and the disparity in the income distribution and non-adopting trend for modern technology.
Deprived of basic needs
The rural sector contains a predominant proportion of our total population which is deprived of basic necessities of life as health, better a higher education, transportation and communication facilities healthy drinking water and electricity etc.
Why it is necessary for Pakistan?
Over four-fifths of the population of Pakistan lives in rural areas. Their per capita income is much lower than those who live in urban areas. But there is shortage of capital in the country and development is necessary. Thus if we want to develop Pakistan then development of rural are have to be considered at all cost.
Although efforts were made since independence (1947) to develop the rural.The high rate of population growth over weighs our gains, besides 50 per cent of our children dropout of the school system, by the time they reach Class V. The masses are required to be taught to read, write and learn skills. This will reduce the wide gap of literacy and illiteracy. It was realized that the majority of the rural population was still poor and illiterate. The present government is determined not to allow the present deplorable situation to continue any longer, and is resolved to get rid of the persistent deprivations and giving freedom to the peasants and the workers to fight poverty (basic needs being food, shelter, clothing, health), the main campaign being against the illiteracy arid ignorance.
Distribution of Rural Populatio
Agricultural Labor 11
In mining, fishing etc. 4
Non-cultivating owners of land 0.5
Household industry 5
In manufacturing occupations
Other than household industry 5
In construction 1
Trade and Commerce 5.5
& Transport 1