India’s urban population has slowed to a crawl.
The country’s rural population has also slowed to an unprecedented pace, and it has been hard for governments to keep pace with the growth in the population.
The rural development slowdown put new strain upon the economy, which has been struggling to keep up with population growth.
It also pushed up the cost of rural infrastructure and services and put pressure on the government to make reforms.
This report looks at how the country’s economy has been affected by rural development and how it has responded.