Urbanisation in India

Urbanisation in India

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Urban areas are integral to Indiaa€™s growth and development, accounting for around two-thirds of the countrya€™s GDP. Analysing Indiaa€™s rapidly expanding process of urbanisation, the book identifies the key challenges and opportunities and proposes suitable managerial and policy reforms. It addresses critical issues and puts forth suggestions for better planning financing alternatives and, most importantly, better governance for improved service delivery and affordable housing. Divided thematically into three sections, the volume takes into account the important facets of urbanisation, including the state of urban infrastructure and planning in India with due attention to sustainability, the role of finance in urban development and its dependence on governance, and methods to generate good governance in public institutions, and the impact on housing and climate change. The 11 essays included in this book have been written by leading analysts and practitioners, who propose critical reforms and policy interventions. The volume will be indispensable to students and scholars of urban economics, development studies, urban planning, business practitioners, policymakers as well as the informed general reader.Reference has already been made to PACa#39;s CSC on municipal maternity services. In Maharashtra, CSCs have been done on drinking water supply at the panchayat level. In Madhya Pradesh, NGOs have done CSCs on local health and anbsp;...

Title:Urbanisation in India
Author: Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Ravi Kanbur, P. K. Mohanty
Publisher:SAGE Publications India - 2014-02-04

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