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Life in an Indian Village

Life in an Indian Village

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Swati Gupta, Class-XI, Ryan International School

Life in an Indian village is not a walk in the park by any means. Farming and agriculture are one of the most difficult jobs. The Indian farmer, in particular, is a hardworking and diligent man. The land and the crops need close attention and efforts day and night for a successful harvest.  A farmer usually starts his day before the sun's up and works throughout the day. His work involves a lot of manual labour and persistence.

A lot of the farmers do not enjoy the luxury of machines or tractors and have to rely on intense manual labor. Rain or shine, they can never take a day off and even after all these efforts and sacrifices, the financial condition of farmers in India remains very poor.

The rising cost of living, frequent crop failures due to climate changes, insufficient support from the government and many other factors are contributing to their woes.

India, in fact, also faces the shameful problem of rising farmer suicides as well.

Although, since independence, our government has made many efforts to provide the villages with basic infrastructure facilities, one major disadvantage of living in an Indian village is the lack of infrastructure. The houses in most of the villagers in the country still  have thatched roofs and are made of mud or clay. These are not permanent structures. There is maybe one school and one hospital shared by 3-4 small villages.

The roads, too, are not well maintained and usually the villages are not well connected. Transportation facilities are also generally lacking and inadequate.

But it is the grit and spirit of the hardworking villagers that is really inspiring. In spite of all these hardships they follow the path of honesty and lead a simple and virtuous life. They have extreme regard for the environment and for the traditions of our country. Indian villages have a rich history of culture and tradition. Art is celebrated in the form of dance, songs, plays, etc. In fact, some of our most famous dance forms and songs come to us from these traditions practiced in various villages from India. Our villages may lack modern infrastructure, but these are the places where we can find the true spirit of India. 


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