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

India’s Urbanisation: Highlights 2011 Census

Urbanisation is a process rather than a measure that draws strands from several interrelated social sciences. Technically it can be defined as increments to urban population as a percentage to total population. Urban growth, however, refers to the increase in urban population itself. Presently, urbanisation is being guided by contemporary globalisation, and ‘global cities’ perform global control functions over a chain of other cities in the global urban hierarchic system. Urbanisation in India started with dawn of civilisation in its...

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