ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Rural Industrialisation Programme

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission has failed to effectively link up with research and development institutions as well as with technology suppliers involved in India's rural industrialisation programme. The experience of China's Spark programme that promotes rural industrialisation and development by relying on the diffusion of science and technology in the towns and countryside is explored in this article. It recommends the setting up of a rural industrialisation development board that will coordinate the network of agencies involved, and supervise and guide them in refashioning and boosting the rural industrialisation programme.

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