The Forum of Free Enterprise is a non-political organization founded in 1956 by A. D. Shroff and has been established to educate public opinion in India on free enterprise and a democratic way of life. The Forum publishes booklets to further its objects. The following booklet titled “Rural Development and Privatisation” was published on February 14, 1992, and was authored by Kamal Taori I.A.S. The author starts off with a comprehensive redefinition of rural development. He describes it as something which encompasses a spectrum of activities and human mobilisation to make people stand on their own feet and break away from all the structural disabilities which chain them to the condition in which they may live. Furthermore, he opines that rural poverty can be removed only by transforming and taking up a programme for the majority of the people based on self-supporting, replicable and low-cost developmental models. He argues that in India’s case, growth has not been commensurate with its percolation instead it has burdened the weakest. He goes on to describe a holistic form of rural development which consists of components like agriculture, rural development, rural industries and self-supporting development. The author makes a case for privatisation of components like animal husbandry, village and cottage industries, soil conservation, drinking water and education. means gradually reducing dependence on State resources of budgetary allocations. He opines that while traditionally all components of rural development have been funded only by governmental grants or institutional subsidised loan, they have hardly been conducive to overall self supporting growth of rural development.