Urbanization and Socio-Economic Consequences -- A Case Study for Delhi

Samir K. Mondal, National Council of Applied Economic Research, India
Nandini Acharya, National Council of Applied Economic Research, India

Increasing share of services sector in GDP of an economy is a sufficient indicator of development. It is largely accomplished through growing urbanization. There are two issues that this study attempts to focus on. The one being unchecked expansion and growth of an urban area beyond the capacity it can bear with in terms of its infrastructure facilities and geographical limitations. The other is the centralized growth of a few pockets within the town. This give rise to multiple problems with several dimensions as is visible in the metros of India such as Delhi, which is the most, urbanized. To highlight on the socio-economic consequences of the above in terms of certain parameters by using the secondary data on Delhi. The idea is to generate public opinion and awareness and caution and restrain the town planners from allowing both over-growth and centralized growth of a town.

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Presented in Session 156: Urbanization and Socio-Economic Consequences