This book gives unique perspective on rural development its Philosophy, concept and approaches, by discussing the various influential perspectives and benefits visible. Development of rural areas has witnessed rising consideration worldwide. This book not only looks at rural development from its multidimensional perspectives, it is also a product of the experiences and expertise of distinguished scholars across the Nation. Aiming to provide a comprehensive single volume that addresses Concepts, Philosophy and Approaches in Rural development, the book covers themes ranging from Rural youth and Skills Development, Microfinance Institutions, Rural health, Civil society and Panchayats ICT Programmes, Decentralization of Forest Resources, Rural Livelihoods Sustaining Livelihood, Rural Community Development, Science and Technology for Rural Development and Decentralised Planning and Rural Development for rural development framework. The book is therefore an important source of information on contemporary issues in rural development for academicians, researchers, NGO Personnel and students of rural development and other related interdisciplinary fields.