What can be done so that more non-farm production activities can be started in villages?
Three things that need to be done to encourage non-farm production activities in villages:
(i) The government should set up schemes whereby landless labourers and small farmers are able to get cheap loans to start small individual/community businesses.
(ii) In addition to financial assistance, the government should set up rural workshops to enable the villagers to build on their skill levels.
(iii) The government should also work towards improving the infrastructure of villages so that the rural parts of the country are well connected to the urban areas.