Rural Development Funds (RDFs) were established in India and Pakistan in the 1990s to provide financial assistance to small and medium enterprises.
They were later expanded to include small and small-scale farmers.
They are also now available in the US and Europe.
The US has the largest rural development program in the world, with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) overseeing $5 billion in RDFs in 2014 alone.
RDFs are now used in more than 20 countries and serve millions of people in rural India and other countries.
While the RDF program has provided jobs to millions of rural workers, it also has its critics.
While some argue that the funds are often used to prop up big corporations, others worry about the government overspending.
The RDF money has also been used to fund schemes like the controversial Gram Panchayat Scheme, which was started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in 2015 and aimed to give rural residents a greater stake in their rural land.
The scheme, however, has not worked out as planned and has been repeatedly hit by corruption scandals and the loss of millions of acres of land to farmers.
In India, many RDFs have been scrapped as the government has failed to pay farmers the land taxes owed to them.
In Pakistan, RDFs were once again established to help small and large farms.
In 2018, Pakistan introduced a law that required all RDFs to provide at least 20 per cent of their total revenues to the government.
The law also mandated that the RDFs also contribute to the construction of the National Rural Development Capital Plan (NRDCP), an ambitious project to build over 5,000 new rural housing complexes.
However, this project is facing many challenges.
The government has already been struggling to get funding from the World Bank and other donors to finance the NRDCP and has not yet announced a new budget for 2018.
While RDFs provide cash grants to farmers, the funds also provide subsidies to companies that employ them, including large companies.
A recent report from the New York-based Economic Policy Institute (EPI) found that a third of the funds allocated by the RDFU program go to private companies.
While small and marginal farmers are given some cash incentives to work, companies such as the biggest industrial players like Tata Steel are getting subsidies that are far less than the RDFM stipends.
The report also found that the amount of land that is allocated for private companies in India is only 1 per cent, compared to over 40 per cent in Pakistan.
The problem is that most of the land that goes to private firms is in the Punjab region, where most of India’s rural population lives.
In the Punjab, there is an estimated 1.5 million farmers and their land is almost completely owned by large private landowners.
The Punjab government has been pushing the NRDP for years to build new housing complexes, especially in the city of Multan, but this has not happened despite the government’s promises.
“We have tried to address this issue in Multan by having a new urbanization programme, but it hasn’t worked,” a senior government official told IANS.
“The problem is we don’t have the necessary money for a new city.”
In the end, the government of Punjab and the private companies have both tried to exploit the rural poor and provide them with incentives that will make them work more.
“In Punjab, the majority of land in the state is owned by private companies and a few private landowners have a vested interest in the land,” a source in Punjab government told IAN.
“But, there are also people who own land in other parts of the state, such as in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) region.
These people are not interested in the NRDPP.
They will have to work more, which will further increase the land prices and the burden on the people.”
The government of Pakistan has made it a priority to get RDFs approved by the Punjab government, and to build them up to the level needed for a successful urban development program.
However a major hurdle has been the poor quality of the RDFFs.
The lack of transparency is a big issue, said the official.
“There are many people who are unaware of the situation of RDFs,” he added.
“Many people are working for small and even medium enterprises and they have to pay RDFs.
The state government has no idea how much money RDFs cost.
They also don’t know how many RDF schemes they have been involved in.”
This means that many of the rural people in the country do not have any idea of what the RDIFs are actually costing them.
While there is a lot of interest in rural development in India, in the last two years, many countries have also been trying to get a foothold in rural areas by creating RDFs for rural areas.
The UK government announced a rural development grant program in 2013.
In April, the US announced