Increasing the pace of India's urbanisation

The rate of urbanisation needs to be moderated in a way that the influx of population is not concentrated in bigger cities only


Amit KapoorBibek Debroy
Cities have always captured the poetic imagination in how they shape culture and give impetus to the realisation of dreams and ambitions of people who come from the countryside. A city is a breathing entity — it is ever-growing and evolving. As it is said, a city is its people. It influences the aesthetics of its people, its architecture and its overall functioning. Beyond this poetic transfiguration of cities, there lie the overall developmental advantages that cities and the process of urbanisation have to offer. By 2003, more people were living in cities than in villages globally.

It is clear that India is far behind in terms of the rate of urbanisation. The urbanisation rate globally was at 56.15 per cent
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First Published: May 19 2022 | 02:30 AM IST

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