The following booklet titled is “Corporate Sector And Rural Development” and was published in October, 1977. This text comprises extracts from two papers prepared by Prof. N. S. Ramaswamy, formerly Director of N.I.T.I.E. in Bombay, and subsequently Director, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. The first paper throws light on the current state of rural development in India and the challenges impeding the development process. It centres around detailing the critical role that the corporate sector can play in creatively and productively facilitating significant rural development. And the second paper zeroes in on some key issues related to rural transport, employment, etc. which are crucial to the growth of the rural sector and subsequently the Indian economy.