Introduction: Village Life refers to the life of the people living as small groups in rural areas. The life of villagers is quite different from Rural life.
Gandhiji said that India lives primarily in villages. But when we talk of India’s progress or achievement, we only think of the standard of living in cities. Consequently the cities are flourishing and the villages are going down day by day.
Problems of village life: At present, the condition of the life of the people living in villages is gloomy. The problems of our villagers are many and varied.
- The villagers are poor, ignorant and superstitious.
- Most of the villages have no basic amenities like good roads, schools and hospitals.
- The condition of village schools is not satisfactory. Moreover, the villagers don’t understand the importance of education.
- A large number of children are engaged in economic activities, mainly agriculture.
- They do not know the laws of health.
Solutions for upliftment of village life: For their solution some concrete programs should be taken by both the Government and the local bodies.
- Mass education should be spread by establishing more primary and secondary schools. It must be made both compulsory and free.
- Night schools should be set up for the illiterate adults to teach them to read and write.
- Roads and other means of communication in the village should be improved.
- Cottage industries should be revived and agriculture should be modernized.
- Villages should be electrified to remove the depressing darkness of rural night.
- Villagers should be educated regarding elementary hygiene and scientific method of cultivation.
- Every Block should have a hospital or a primary health centre for priding medical aids to the villagers.
- Rural banking should be set up for financial assistance to the village people.
Conclusion: In recent years the Central and the State Governments have taken some steps to improve the condition of the villagers. The village Panchayat and the Co-operative Credit Societies are two important factors in this respect. All these will strengthen rural economy and make villages not only habitable but also attractive and prosperous.