There are many in our countries who idealize our villages. Gandhiji was one of them. Rabindranath also had a yearning for the quiet countryside. During the days of non-co-operation, there was a resounding cry—'Back to Villages'. And yet few of us today would wish to be permanent dwellers in a village. We do not wish to be left in the back-water of a bygone age. No one will, for a moment, undervalue the quietness, even the beauty or poetry of the green fields, the blue skies found in the village. The city and not idyllic village is the place where most of the work is done today.
Villages, of course, cannot be abolished. We must have villages where the tillers of the soil live in close touch with the earth; Villages of today cannot be at all like the villages of the past. They will have to be urbanized. They will have to be something between a village and a town by green corn-fields.
The first step towards this urbanization is to bring electricity to every cottage. A lighted nighttime will mean an extension of the day and therefore, more work and amusement. Fortunately, our hydroelectric multipurpose schemes of Bhakra Nangal, Damodar, Hirakund, and Tungabhadra largely carry electric power to distant villages. Actually all villages of Punjab are now electrified. In some other states, also electricity has travelled far into interior village.
Large-scale farming with mechanized ploughs will lead to vast increase in production and therefore in rural prosperity. Electrical motor will pump water from rivers and from deep tube-wells for irrigating land. In a similar way, dairy and poultry farming are springing up in villages like Bally and Haringhata in West Bengal.
Rural economy rests on agriculture, backed by small scale and cottage industries. The importance of the artisan find the craftsman can hardly be over-stated. Ambitious project of developing cottage industries on the Japanese model may do something to change the outlook in our villages.
A modern village will have scope for many new industries. The, future villages of my dream will have all the amenities of the city without the congested living. For a city today is nothing but a concrete jungle. Villages in many states have been brought under the Panchayet system. They are now expected to prosper and throb with new life, with villagers moving at a faster pace.
Free sample essay on India of My Dreams. Of course, I have my own dreams of the India I would like to see. My heart will jump with joy once the India of my dreams comes into shape. She is pretty but she should be far, far prettier. Her cities and towns seem to be neat and clean.
They have magnificent buildings and the people there wear good dress. They go in cars, motorbikes and cycles. There are plenty of shops selling a variety of articles. Provisions are sold in some shops, fancy articles are sold in some shops, textiles are sold in some shops, electric and electronic items are sold in some shops.
The bazaars are crowded with people. In the evening the glare of the electric lights everywhere dazzles our eyes. It is a flood of light. This is the urban side. But even in the urban areas there are many places of filth and dirt and foul-smelling garbage and sewage. The towns and the cities are partly filthy, partly clean. The main thoroughfares present an eye-feasting scenery; the areas far inside are far different from the main thoroughfares.
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India is a land of villages. The villages constitute eighty per cent of India. How sadly different is my rural India! The people there are not well-clothed. They look shabby and unclean. Their looks show that they are not civilized. They do not seem to be healthy. The villages feed the rest of India. Only in the villages different types of crops grow and they reach the markets in the towns and cities. The villagers work hard to make the towns and cities prosperous. The Government undoubtedly pays much attention to cultivate in the rural people social awareness. More efforts are needed to give a better look to the rural side, to make the rural people more and more civilized.
India of my dreams will be an India where villagers will be as smart, well-dressed and refined in manners as the urban people. The cities and towns are one half of India and the villages are another half of India. The cultural excellence, educational attainments and economic prosperity should be equal in both the urban India and the rural India. Each day we are progressing in diverse fields and the day is not far off when my dreams will be fulfilled.