More equitable distribution of operational land holdings would create more equitable patterns of demand, which in turn would enhance growth in the rural non-farm sector and remove some of the biases in credit, marketing and research institutions that arise from the unequal distribution of assets and power This is supported by recent evidence which suggests that countries with more equal land distribution experience higher rates of economic growth (Deininger and Squire 1996).This approach is consistent with the World Bank’s overall strategy for rural development, its Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) for India, and the Government of India’s own policies under
Attempts are being made to develop the rural areas in environment and culture- friendly ways so that the sociocultural fabric is not destroyed and no harm is done to the environment, keeping particularly in view the present-day concern about atmospheric pollution and climate change. Moreover, effort must be on to provide for the health and educational uplift of the rural masses so that human capital is formed in right manner. Small-scale and handicrafts industries need to be promoted to create unemployment and underemployment and to eradicate poverty. Institutions are also working to provide benefits to the rural people through dissemination of information and education, imparting practical training and removing age-old superstitions. In this way our villages can make real progress as envisaged by the great people like Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, and Swami Vivekananda as they form the backbone of our country.
The internet is of interest for sociologists in three views at least: as a tool for research, for example by using online questionnaires instead of paper ones, as a discussion platform (see 'External links' section below), and as a research topic. Sociology of the internet in the last sense includes analysis of online communities (. as found in newsgroups) and virtual communities, organisational change catalysed through new media like the internet as well as societal change at-large in the transformation from industrial to informational society (or to information society).