The purpose of engaging with the rural youth offers a daunting task, as they are what the nation calls its ‘future’, their orientation towards development has become a major concern in the recent years and more so with the inception of contemporary focus on ‘Development and Deference’. It is a subjective clause in the absence of robust empirical evidence about what is particularly innovative for the holistic development and the various stylisations of the young people: no access to land, they do not wish to farm, particularly achieve a sense of respect and integrity through government services.
These assertions are viable as they continue to inform, and misinform the policy initiatives and investment. Particularly in focus, is the age factor which puts policy engagements on high horses due to the dynamic special role played by digital infusion, technological process, and employment creation aspirations in the west causing transformations in their lives.
There is no coherent analytical framework but through this article, empirical evidence based research focusing on aspects of growing policy based literature on how the youth engage with rural economies drawing from large scale analysis on labour allocation, land access, migration possibility, pre-existing farm size and later productivity. Also pertaining to fieldwork research on these young people’s aspirations, in contrast to the importance of family and rural areas. In organising the framing of new empirical evidence, the notion of ‘positive opportunities’ based on economic exclusion to develop ‘youth lenses’.
KEYWORDS: Positive Opportunities, Farm Size, Productivity, Digital Infusion, Development and Deference, Holistic Development
importance of regional groupings and forums, which are increasingly
evolving as strategic groupings of much influence, the Bay of Bengal
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