EMERGING TRENDS OF URBANIZATION IN INDIA: ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVES
Author(s):
Dr.MAHENDRABABU DHULIPUDI
Keywords:
Urbanization, Geographic, Environmental, Growth, Resource.
Abstract
The process of urbanization historically has been connected with other important economic and social transformations, which have brought greater geographic mobility1, lower fertility, longer life expectancy and population aging. Cities are important drivers of development and poverty reduction in both urban and rural areas.the process of urbanization in India could not be explained fully by the process of economic development, it is positively linked with the latter. The rapid increase in urbanization and economic development has led to severe environmental degradation that undermines the environmental resource base upon which sustainable development depends. The growing concern is that as cities grow larger environmental stress multiplies. This is because cities are where action is. The unprecedented growth in population, accompanied by technological and economic growth has enhanced urbanization. Cities are the focal points of opportunities. Hence there is always a movement of population to cities. This increases the pressure on existing facilities of housing and infrastructural facilities besides leading to congestion. Thus, the situation in our cities has become unmanageable and more alarming with the growing inequalities arising out of logs in adjustment to rapid and extensive urbanization. A great many ‘urban’ dwellers and individual households are not integrated socially, economically or politically in urban life. This paper analyses the emerging trends of urbanization in India an environmental perspectives.
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Unique Paper ID: 157434

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 7

Page(s): 137 - 139
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