Urbanisation on the rise in India

Updated - May 18, 2018 03:36 pm IST

Published - May 18, 2018 03:18 pm IST

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About 34% of India's population now lives in urban areas, the U.N. World Urbanization Prospects 2018 report has said. This is an increase of about three percentage points since the 2011 Census.

One way to look at the growth in urbanisation is by studying the size of urban agglomeration, which denotes contiguous territories with an urban population density.

The number of megasized urban clusters (above 50 lakh population) has remained almost constant over the years. However, the number of smaller urban clusters has been increasing rapidly.

The chart shows the number of urban agglomeration clusters of varying population over the years.

 

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