Mahatma Gandhi had predicted an almost a century ago that unless more than 5 lac villages are developed, India is not going to grow and progress. Thi prophecy is staring us more than ever before. This profound and scholarly book takes into account the infrastructural development to the rudimentary requirements like market, housing, utilities, health to education. All are independent. An essential ready reckoner for the NGOs, corporate rural outreach, policy planners and sociologists.