Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in India
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.
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.
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.
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.