By Staff Reporter
Issue - Population
Date - 1st June 2018
India has witnessed a constant surge in the numbers of its urban population. Cities provide endless opportunities to citizens, but to make full use of them, providing equitable housing is imperative.
India has been witness to an urban revolution in the past century. While mere 26 million people lived in cities in 1901, the numbers have increased to 377 million in 2011 (Census Commissioner, 2011). In the decade between the census of 2001 and 2011, reasons for the growth of urbanisation in India were listed as natural population growth at 44 per cent, reclassification of towns at 29.5 per cent, rural to urban migration at 22.2 per cent and expansion of...