Decennial Assessment Of Trend And Tempo Of Urbanization: A Study Of Arunachal Pradesh, India

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Dr. Ram Krishna Mandal , Dr. Mohammad Afsar Alam , Dr. Ravinesh Rohit Prasad & Dr. Sakul Kundra


As a matter of demographics, urbanization refers to the migration of people from countryside to towns/cities, where all sorts of economic activities are centred mostly around secondary and the tertiary industries instead of primary industries such as trade, manufacturing industry and management. Today, more than half of the world's population lives in urban regions, i.e., more and more densely populated cities. While cities are a relatively recent occurrence in human history, they do provide a number of advantages. It's no secret that urbanization has had a profound impact on people's thinking patterns, lifestyle, behavior models, values, and culture etc. Development, industrialization, and migration have increased urbanization throughout human history. This paper is an attempt to analyze an overview of decennial assessment of trend and tempo of urbanization in Arunachal Pradesh to investigate the level of urbanization and its inter-district variations and impact of such disequilibrium upon society. The study has been accomplished mainly through secondary data which have been collected from Census records published by the Government of India. Besides, various books and published articles in journals have also been consulted. Immediate effect of urbanization in Arunachal Pradesh could be seen at various levels in employment opportunity, marketing, agricultural expansion, and socio-economic development etc.

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