By Satyaki Roy
The author is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi. firstname.lastname@example.org
With the rise of small towns and cities, urbanisation in India is far more diffused compared to the past. However, it is largely dependent on economic activities that have weak linkages in terms of value-addition and employment.
The development of a country is often correlated with the process of rapid urbanisation, which entails an occupational shift from rural agricultural livelihoods to one that involves more industrial and tertiary activities. Besides changes in core economic life, urban livelihood is closely linked to modernity that implies cultural and civic values vastly different from feudal interpersonal relationships existing in rural India. A close association between urban growth in India of industries and rapid urbanisation was the general feature. Of late...