Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Rural Tours : A novel concept of rural-urban cooperation

I always believe that there is some gap between availabilities/pracical issues and rural people's knowledge. Some one has to bridge our type of ideas with people. It would be better if government does.

So I have been thinking about this bridge, by starting an organization which will make
a connection between rural and urban. I am calling it by name "Rural Tours". As u may guess by name, we take some company people to rural tour (sort of tourist visit). It is arranged from a city to a village during weekends. During the day time of the visit, they are expected to share their knowledge (to enrich the rural). Later in the evening, they are provided some tourist visit, cultural programs, can learn whatever rural are proficient at.

My ideas, vaguely drafted it for constructive criticisms on practical aspects of it, financial constraints (I may face), monetary benifits to society, etc. Please see this site and kindly give me your views.

http://www.isical.ac.in/~malapati_r/check.html

Update: After 3 years of my idea, similar venture is started in Bangalore. Please see it here.

4 comments:

mjharmon said...

The struggle of rural communities to maintain their social cohesion and economic vitality is no doubt a common problem around many parts of the globe. We face similar problems in many parts of the US, and if I'm reading you correctly, what you have proposed would seem to be a valid solution.

I believe that you have proposed a solution that blends the most relevant urban contributions (determined on a case by case basis) with local (rural) talents, traditions, etc. Several rural communities in the US have built upon their own traditions (or adopted others) and used "big city" marketing strategies to promote their own communities on a regional to international basis - attracting new community members, businesses, attention, etc.

Recently I've discussed two specific examples of this on my blog. The first was Liberal, KS (http://culturalcommentary.blogspot.com/2006/03/pancake-races-and-community-myth.html) and the second Roswell, NM (http://culturalcommentary.blogspot.com/2006/03/aliens-community-myth-building-and-our.html). Check them out if you're interested.

Anonymous said...

Here is an attempt to take you away to a dream land full of peace, simplicity and innocence. Connect with nature, unlearn luxury, and spend time with people who support your life by providing the raw inputs for complex city life needs. From agriculture to sericulture, they do it all. What you explore during these tours is a unique experience and an eye opener to the basics of a developing economy. You not only get to see rural life closely, but also get a chance to connect and open avenues for rural India by interacting with people closely. We choose a bouquet of exclusive cultural coverage from different states of India to bring in the real sense of diversity for travel thirsty souls.
While for corporate people, this gives a day off to go back to roots, for school children it is an opportunity to get close to nature and learn about flora and fauna. This is a day off to old days for senior citizens and an opportunity to see the India described in novels for people across country.

Walk the path - Come meet the real India and experience the Zing.

Blog: ruralzing.blogspot.com
Website: www.ruralzing.com
E-mail: reservation@ruralzing.com
Contact: 9342841528

Dnyandeep said...

Accidently I came across your blog while searching for rural development. I liked many views in your blogs. Please refer to my blog http://dnyandeep.blogspot.com.
to know my interests.
I am toying with an idea of green village in line with our previous work on green building and green city.

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