III. The Comilla Approach to Rural Development

The basic concept was to bring about rural modernization by effecting changes in the most important institutions in which the people have to organize their activities, i.e.,

a) the establishment of a new cooperative system as a livelihood institution;

b) the reorganization of local government to prepare it for the needs of development;

c) the creation of training institutions to meet the educational needs; and

d) the organization of a), b) and c) in such a way as to ensure complete integration of efforts.