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Local Government in India by Pardeep Sachdeva

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Urbanization: Indian Scenario

Urbanization is defined as a process of the movement of the population towards urban areas—towns and cities. The process may proceed either through an increase in the number of cities or through a rise in the size of the population in each city. Urbanization thus refers to the growth of cities, and to the total population living in urban settlements. In other words, it implies an increase in the urban population at a rate higher than that of the increase in the total/rural population. Urbanization may be distinguished from urban growth. The latter term refers to an increase in the percentage of urban population to the total population.

Urbanization is characterized by movement of people from rural communities concerned ...

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