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Authors :-Guddi Krishnakumar Ujawane

Volume/Issue: Volume 2 Issue 6

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Rural development is conceived as strategy aimed at finding ways to improve the rural lives with participation of the rural people themselves so as to meet the required need of the rural area. According to World Bank (2005), rural development is the process of rural modernization and the monetization of the rural society leading to its transition from traditional isolation to integration with the national economy. Also, rural development is perceived as a process of not only increasing the level of per capital income in the rural areas but also the standard of living of the rural population measured by food and nutrition level, health education, housing, recreation and security. Conversely, environmental challenges can limit the attainment of rural development goal with agriculture specifically like Yavatmal District area, in Mahatashtra . The basic objective of this paper is to upgrade the living standard of the rural people by providing ways to develop rural parts of Maharashtra and improving food security including those below poverty line (BPL) by restricting the rural-urban migration. However, to provide optimum benefit to the grass root level, there is a need for coordination among various Government agencies and other institutions engaged in rural development for State Government and Central governments various project. This will also assist to upgrade the living standard of the rural people in Sustainable Livelihood Development of a settlement.