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Title: Urban Growth and Changes in Post liberalized India
Authors: Shaw, Annapurna
Keywords: Urban growth
Small town
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: AR-IIMC
International Symposium for the Study of Contemporary India | Journal of Urban and Regional Studies on Contemporary India
University of Tokyo
Series/Report no.: 15-16 December | 6(1)
Abstract: is paper focuses on growth and changes experienced by smaller urban places as a result of India’s 1991 o cial policy reforms aimed at economic liberalization. Section 1 introduces the structure and scope of the paper. Section 2 highlights the nature of urban growth and delineates the broader context of India’s urbanization using census data and UN statistics. Section 3 examines the economic structure of India’s urban areas using National Sample Survey (NSS) data to highlight its continuities and emerging characteristics. Section 4 reports a eld study of a small town in India’s poorest state to exemplify the dynamics of change in the lower strata of the urban system. Section 5 identi es the major trends, and considers their future implications.
Description: Shaw Annapurna, Department of Public Policy and Management, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata
Appears in Collections:Public Policy and Management

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