Ar. Yashwant Pitkar
Ar. Rohit Shinkre, Ar. Shripad Bhalerao, Ar. Yashwant Pitkar, Ar. Sulakshana Bhanushali, Ar. Nachiket Kalle, Ar. Shruti Barve, Ar. Akbar Biviji, Ar. Harshada Bapat Shintre
“India lives not in a handful of its cities, but in her 7,00,000 villages.”
- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
India emerged as an economic hub since the early 1990s post the economic liberalization. It opened the doors for free trade through the government policies in the name of development. Over the years these reforms have led to a centralized economy in the nation, recently leading the private organizations to influence the drafting of government policies.
The effects of the centralized system is evidently seen through the “development” of the urban centres, solely. The development pattern depends on these urban centres which somehow have ill effects on the rural parts of the nation. This leads to an unhealthy connection between the rural & urban parts of India, usually in the form of Brain Drain, through the medium of migration.
M.K.Gandhi through his writings & speeches always preached about the importance of a decentralized economy wherein the villages forms the foundation of nation building in all aspects. The Gandhian Philosophy of Decentralization aims to envision all the distinct authorization bodies at different levels to be on one equal platform, with equal delegation of authority, unlike the centralized system that follows a hierarchic pattern leading to discrepancies in terms of monetary as well as authorization factors.
The enhancement of a decentralized system is a path ahead towards a sustainable habitat of the nation, not just economically, but also to attain a lovable living condition.
REV[IV]AL : An Attempt to Re-think of an Ideal Village