Where Does the Rural Youth Go?

Photo by Dhiya Sathananthan © Vidhi Films

Photo by Dhiya Sathananthan © Vidhi Films

Kalki looks at the growing industrial sector, which today sets the values and priorities of Indian society. The fantastic industrial growth also means mechanising and replacing labour.

The farming sector is unable to absorb the growing rural labour force and government support for agricultural growth is needed.

Photo by Dhiya Sathananthan © Vidhi Films

Photo by Dhiya Sathananthan © Vidhi Films

The strategy of “Walking on Two Legs” (agriculture and industry) is essential.

Meanwhile there is growing demand for English proficiency among the rural youth who are striving to break into the services sectors, especially IT.

Photo by Dhiya Sathananthan © Vidhi Films

Photo by Dhiya Sathananthan © Vidhi Films

But the IT sector is still small and is also highly capital intensive.

Where does the growing rural population of youth go?

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