In recent years, some countries have experienced rapid economic development. This has resulted in much higher standards of living in urban areas but not in the country side.    This situation may bring some problems for the country as a whole. What are these problems? How might they be reduced?

     In countries that achieved very fast economic
growth
, people living in the cities tend to be better off than their rural counterparts, because
moat
used to form the superlative
most
often than not, the governments abandon them. The major problems of
this
development
are the high level of migration to the cities from the countryside and the infringement on the general
growth
of a nation. There are various ways to deal with these issues,
however
, the
development
of rural areas and investment in local businesses seem to be the best.      
First
and foremost, the low standard of living in local areas causes increased rural-urban migration. The high influx of people into the cities, for better job opportunities or even the chance at a better life, can result in congestion and
this
puts a strain on the facilities that are meant to serve just a proportion of the population.
Furthermore
,
such
areas become
overcrowdes
cause to crowd together too much
overcrowded
,
such
that people can become homeless and crime rates can rise fast. To tackle
this
obstacle, the government needs to build infrastructure and develop the rural areas, so that they can stop migrating to the cities for basic amenities.
For example
, a survey carried out in Ogun State, in Nigeria, in 2015, revealed that, movement to
neighboring
having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching
neighbouring
cities dwindled by 40%
,
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since the state began providing better housing and developing the area.    
Secondly
, the reduced
growth
of the local areas, leads to a strain on the overall economic
growth
of the country. Each of the areas in a state, is meant to contribute their quarter to the revenue of the country at intervals. Rural areas are unable to do so, because their businesses do not thrive, as they are less likely to get loans for their activities.
In addition
, government policies do not really
favor
promote over another
favour
them and most of their patrons end up moving to more
favorable
encouraging or approving or pleasing
favourable
areas. To solve
this
problem, policies should be made to empower local businesses, so that they can make ends meet. The government should
also
invest in rural businesses and make loans available for them.
For instance
, research done in Denmark, in the early 2000's
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,
showed that after the empowerment and investment in local businesses, the gross domestic product of the nation, rose by almost 45%.     In conclusion, the rapid rate of urbanization in some areas, has left rural areas behind.
This
has caused a lot of people to abandon
such
areas for the cities, as well as to drawback the economic
development
of the entire country. The best ways to deal with
this
dilemma, remains the
development
of infrastructure in the rural areas and
upliftment
of businesses in the countryside.
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