Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in India

By |2024-01-02T15:12:46+01:00July 31st 2018|Sustainable Infrastructure|

India is a rapidly urbanising country. As a kick-off to our focus week, URBANET has prepared infographics to summarize some of the most important and fascinating facts and processes regarding urbanisation in India.

Urbanisation in India – Urban and Rural Population In India | India Infographics © GIZ

The graphic displays the steady growth of India ́s urban and rural population starting in 1950. Around 2030, for the first time, the rural population declines while the urban population continues to rise rapidly.

Urbanisation in India – Size of Settlements in India 2018 | India Infographics © GIZ

In 2018 a large number of India’s cities have a population between 300,000 and 1 million inhabitants. There are 120 medium-sized cities of such population size, and only five urban settlements with 20 million or more inhabitants.

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Urbanisation in India – The 7 Largest Cities In India | India Infographics © GIZ

The seven largest cities in India will become even bigger until 2030. Prospects suggest that the population growth of India ́s capital Delhi will increase about one third within the next decade up to 38.9 million people.

Urbanisation in India – Key Figures | India Infographics © GIZ

In India, the urban population amounts to 461 million people. This number is growing by 2.3 per cent each year. By 2031, 75 per cent of India’s national income is estimated to come from cities. Providing the necessary urban infrastructure is a big challenge: 70 to 80 per cent of the infrastructure that will be needed by 2050 has not been built yet, and the estimated investment gap amounts to approximately 827 billion US dollars.