Elections 2019: India Shining 2.0 surfaces in Rural India
With barely a few months to go for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the question across political party lines is: what can really be done now, and quickly?
New Delhi: When residents gather around the fire on foggy winter evenings in Rampura, a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district, the conversation often veers toward the declining fortunes in agriculture. Take 27-year-old Pushpendra Singh, who completed his master’s degree in commerce in 2016, but was unable to find a decent job. Singh now toils on the family farm so that his younger brother can finish his studies and find a teaching job. His family has a debt of ₹ 6 lakh , but that has not stopped them from spending about ₹ 12,000 each month to educate the younger son.