What do you mean by rural development? Bring out the key issues in rural development

Rural development is a comprehensive term which essentially focuses on action for the development . of areas that are lagging behind in the overall development of the village economy. It is a process whereby the standard of living of rural people, especially poor people, rises continuously. Following are the key issues in rural development.
(i) Development of the productive resources of each locality.
(ii) Development of human resources including literacy, female literacy, education and skill development.
(iii) Development of human resources like health, Addressing both sanitation and public health.
(iv) Honest implementation of land reforms.