Probably the first thing that springs to mind is the contrast with urban areas and the image of open spaces, either in a relatively natural state or cultivated or grazed by livestock. But what about rural towns? And what about those areas on the edge of towns and cities where the space between buildings grows larger and where small plots of cultivated land may begin to appear between industrial estates and other features that we closely associate with the urban concept.

Rural development is the process of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in rural areas.

Whilst the challenges facing urban and rural populations in developing countries have much in common, there are differences. The distinct challenges facing rural communities relate above all to the problems associated with natural resource-based livelihoods, low population densities, and poor communications. These problems are a recurring theme in the examination of different conditions, challenges and processes in rural development.

Given that the livelihoods of the majority of the world's rural population depend, either directly or indirectly, on the agricultural sector, agriculture is an obvious sector in which to concentrate efforts to promote growth. Indeed the promotion of agricultural development and smallholder agriculture, in particular, has always been a central feature of rural development policy.



G3S Foundation responded to the massive floods in the state of North Bihar in East India last year. The floods had affected over a million people in districts of Kishanganj, Araria, Purnia and Katihar. G3S Foundation further expanded its response to the flood affected areas in, Champaran, Western Champaran and Madhubani. This decision was taken based on the initial assesment from the G3S Foundation staff who are there in the field.

G3S Foundation has been working in Bihar & Delhi since 2016 and has strong presence in several districts of the state.

G3S Foundation considers relief work and response as a critical aspect of its organisational mandate and has a ‘relief work and Response Strategy’ in place. G3S Foundation also maintains Emergency Response Teams at National and State levels in the country to be able to make timely decisions while deploying trained team members and of relief items stocks during emergencies.