CHAPTER 3

Population Geography

R.C. Chandna

Introduction

Population geography in India has made remarkable progress, and its foundations and future are strong and secure if the magnitude, variety and quality of research work done are any indication. The success of research in any sub-discipline lies in the degree of its impact upon public policy formulation. Fortunately, research in population geography in India has had its impact upon public policy as reflected in the New National Population Policy, 2000.

However, since population geography deals with a unique subject of study (people), its research work is bound to suffer from certain limitations. Moreover, since population geography shares its object of study (population) with other such disciplines ...

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