Explain the role of transport for rural development

Explain the role of transport for rural development.

Transport is very essential for the development of rural areas. It can be explained in the following ways:

  1. Transport helps people to move from one place to another.
  2. It can be used to transfer goods or raw materials from one place to another place.
  3. It can also be used as a source of income for many people. For example: rickshawalas, tongawalas, jeep drivers get money for their service of transportation.
  4. It helps to improve attendance levels in schools by providing accessibility to schools both for student and teachers.
  5. Improved access to markets and towns helps develop business as well. Better transportation helps the farmers to take their farm produce easily to the market.
  6. It helps rural people to avail medical facilities from the remote hospitals or medical centres.