Urban Population

  • Half of urban Karnataka lives in rented homes July 26, 2012

    Bangalore: Close to half the households in urban areas in the state live in rented houses, revealed the latest census data released by Karnataka’s directorate of census operations. Of the total 53.15 lakh households in the urban areas, 27.13 lakh people live in rented accommodation. Also, of these total households,...
  • 'India to lead urban population growth in 40 yrs' April 7, 2012

    United Nations: India and China will witness the largest growth in their urban populations in the next four decades, posing new challenges of providing jobs, housing, energy and infrastructure to their people, the United Nations said. The UN's '2011 Revision of the World Urbanisation Prospects' said Africa and Asia will lead...
  • India's urban population to double in 25 years December 17, 2010

    New Delhi: India's urban population will more than double to over 600 million by 2035 as increasing number of people migrate to cities because of better infrastructure and employment opportunities, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday. "With sustained high economic growth, the pace of urbanisation is set to accelerate. The...
  • 45 pc Indians will live in cities by 2050 August 2, 2010

    New Delhi: About 45 per cent of the country's population will be residing in urban cities and towns by 2050, up from 30 per cent now, concept, says a study by think tank NCAER. This study has nullified the earlier report that stated 'India lives in villages'. "On a conservative estimate, 45...
  • Urban India to contribute 70% to GDP October 30, 2006

    New Delhi: With Indian cities becoming epicentres of economic activities for domestic and overseas businesses, the contribution of urban population to GDP is expected to touch 70 per cent by 2011 even as the rural population continues to migrate to metros. The contribution was 60 per cent in the year 2001....