Urbanization | VOL. 13, ISSUE 81, November-December 2013 |

Urban Growth in India: Disturbing Trends

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...

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