Volume : I, Issue : XII, September - 2012

�March of the cities: A Boon or A Bane?�

Prof. Pallavi C. Vyas

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The urbanization in India has led to a growth of the larger cities, the number of cities with a population over 100000 inhabitants is today 393 and among these cities 35 have a population over 1 million. Recent made calculations estimate that the by the year of 2021 the number of cities with a population over 100000 will be 500 and cities with a population over 1 million will be 75. As the housing shortage today is 24,71 units it is clear that something needs to be done. Indian government and planners should concentrate their attention on metropolitans (small villages and towns). We cannot make our cities sustainable unless our villages are sustainable. The Indian economic is rural–centric. Then majority of the rural population depend upon agriculture for livelihood. At present the growth of agriculture is sluggish. The Indian government through its pragmatic policies must make villages self–sufficient. All villages must be provided with the necessities of life namely food, cloth, shelter, education, health, security and above all, opportunities to work. If the villages are sustainable, people will not migrate in large numbers. This paper deals with the ‘what are the responsible factors for urbanization?’ and effects of urbanization. Some measures of avoiding them have been pointed out.

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Prof. Pallavi C. Vyas �March of the cities: A Boon or A Bane?� Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.I, Issue.XII September 2012

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