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The importance of being 'Rurban' tracking changes in a traditional setting
Gupta D.
Published in Economic and Political Weekly
Volume: 50
Issue: 24
Pages: 37 - 43
A categorical distinction is facing rough weather that between urban and rural. If we take just agriculture, there is so much of the outside world that comes in not just as external markets but as external inputs. Further, many of our villages barely qualify as rural if we were to take occupation alone. So the earlier line that separated the farmer from the worker in towns is slowly getting erased. By now agriculturists are ready to accept that their future lies elsewhere, perhaps in cities and towns, perhaps also in household and informal industries. If they cannot make it to those places, at least their children should.
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