inbriefpopulation | VOL. 12, ISSUE 74, September-October 2012 |

Urbanisation in India Census Towns

There has been a rapid rise in the number of ‘Census Towns’-  increasing from 1362 in 2001 to 3894 in 2011. Census towns are in fact the revenue villages which satisfy three basic criteria – of having a minimum population of 5,000; comprising of at least 75 per cent of its male working population engaged in non-agricultural pursuits; and, supporting a density of at least 400 persons per sq km. Data points towards a large shift in the number of...

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