"India lives in its villages" - Mahatma Gandhi.
Literally and from the social, economic and political perspectives, the above statement is valid even today. Around 72% of the total population is living in rural areas. People in rural areas should have the same quality of life as is enjoyed by people living in semi urban and urban areas. Furthermore, there are cascading effects of poverty, unemployment, poor and inadequate infrastructure in rural areas on urban centers causing slums and consequential social and economic tensions manifesting in economic deprivation and urban poverty. Hence Rural Development which is concerned with economic growth and social justice, improvement in the living standard of the rural people by providing minimum basic needs with adequate & quality social services becomes essential.
We believe in highlighting such issues through intensive research, analysis, submission and coordination with governing bodies as well as agencies which implement in the concerned field.
We aim to achieve the above goals by joining hands with communities & community based organizations, NGOs, institutions, and industrial establishments who are willing to provide logistic support both on technical and administrative terms for implementing progress-oriented programs as well as financial services for those present in each of the chapters in the rural sector.
The present strategy of rural development that we employ at the Shruth and Smith Foundation mainly focuses on poverty alleviation, better livelihood opportunities, provision of basic amenities and infrastructure facilities through innovative programs of wage and self-employment.