Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Indian Urban Growth

As per the 2011 Indian census, the population of India stands at 1.2 billion of which 31.16% live in urban areas. This is up by 3.35% as compared to a decade ago. The decadal urban growth rate of India stands at 31.8% while that for rural India is 12.2%, a decline of around 6%. The rate of urban growth has been caused due to multiple factors like - creation of SEZs, social and economic order, government policies, etc. The housing needs of the country is very deeply affected by these changes. The images below graphically represent the percentage of urban population in different states and the rate of growth in urban population.


Regional housing needs and market potentials can be identified by an in depth study of the factors that are influencing the Indian urban growth.