Suggest any five ways to provide more employment opportunities in rural areas

The following measures can he taken to increase employment in rural areas
(i) Improve irrigation facilities, so that farmers harvest two or three crops in a year. Thus, more people can be employed.
(it) More dams should be built on rivers, so that more water can be provided to small farmers to increase the number of crops grown annually.
(iii) Provide better roads and improve transportation and storage, which will benefit small farmers and many people will be employed in these sectors.
(iv) Honey collection centres and vegetable and fruit processing units should be set-up.
(v) More cottage industries and services should be
promoted in rural areas with soft loans and marketing support.

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