India’s rate (less than 30 percent) and growth of urbanization was for a long time still low. Due to economic reforms urbanization increased. Until the year 2015 the number of megacities in India will increase to nine. Three of them will belong to the 10 biggest cities in the world. Read more »
Monthly Archives: March 2011
The past rulers and kings of Hyderabad used a lot of resources in their time to create large reservoirs along the River Musi to supply the growing needs of water for the city of Hyderabad. They never would have thought that in the future, the growth of the city will become the reason for destruction of the various water sources of the city, both manmade and natural. Destroying or polluting the locally available water resources when the water needs of a megacity like Hyderabad is continuously increasing is simply unintelligent.
Hyderabad, the capital of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, is one of India’s fast-growing metropolises and according to the Census the population in its urban agglomeration amounted to 5.8 million inhabitants in 2001. By 2011, when the results of the latest Census will be published, it will have far exceeded the 6 million mark. Read more »
One effect of the on-going urbanisation and globalisation process in India is the rise of the so named middle class. Although an Indian middle class already existed in the colonial area, this term is contemporary used in the sense of advertising and marketing for a new consumer class. Associated with this use is the term lifestyle. Read more »