Urbanization at the expense of societal traditions and culture?
Cities have always been labeled as engine for growth. Primarily, because of the industrialization era. People started to move in to cities from rural areas and resultantly there has been a large influx in the urban area, which some would say is productive.
But the question that boggles my mind is that the rural areas have always been the custodian of orthodox and classical traditions and culture of a society. So, a huge amount of rural to urban migration might lead to loss of precious culture and societal fabric of a society.
There is a huge amount of difference in the fast-paced and individual-oriented urban society and the rural one. I understand the difference that every one wants to enjoy the basic amenities and perhaps the luxuries that come as a package with urban areas but I have seen a trend in people, especially in my immediate circle where people have signaled moving back to the villages.
Question is, how much the societal fabric of rural area is important for a society and how can we achieve a balance among the two?