Characteristics of Rural Society!

Characteristics of Rural Society!Rural is the society which is sparsely populated with emphasis on agricultural professions. Humble values with natural atmosphere and casual social life are the conditions.

The rate of change is slow due to slow means of communication. Agricultural & Live Stocks are their profession.
Rural societyIn rural society, social stratification is an outmoded distinguishing, based on caste.

Following are the characteristics of rural society:


1)   Open settlement:

·         They have open settlements. Patterns of houses are scattered and having open houses covering vast area for courtyard

2)   Mud constructed houses:

·          Most of the houses in these kinds of societies are mud constructed. Though use of elements an stone is cumulative in the societies

3)   Agricultural:

·         Most of the people of these societies are associated with agricultural & livestock profession. Some of them are also involve in labor related to agriculture.

4)   Informal social customs:

·         Informal social means are more important and proficient than the formal social means.

5)   Informal social groups:

·         Informality among different social groups is found. In the evening people are used to sit at common place called ‘Dera’ sharing daily activities and issues of the common interest.

6)   Informal social communication:

·         Communication is more common, bottomless, face to face and informal among the members of rural society.

7)   Informal social control:

·         Modes of social control in rural societies are informal and more effective than the formal one. Panchayat system is very much effective and use for the solution of their day to day problem.
Rural society

8)         Low learning rate:

·         Learning rate in this type of societies is commonly low and females are disheartened to go for proper education.

9)         Less social change:  

·         These kinds of societies are relatively static. Very slow and selective modes of social change takes place

10)                     Attachment with religion:

·         People of this society are emotionally attached with religious beliefs. Knowledge of the people in this society almost belief is commonly meager and they are devotee of imam masjid in their social life.

11)                     Poor urban facilities:

·         Urban facilities like hospital, schools, colleges, big shopping malls etc. are lacking behind in this society.


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