For the past few decades India has seen a dramatic rise in the rate of urbanisation and the same is expected in the coming decades. The Central Government said on Wednesday 27- July that about 60 % of the total Indians are too likely to move into the cities by the year 2050.
60% Of Indians Will Live In Urban Areas By 2050 – 5 Major Highlights
1. Dramatic Rate Of Urbanisation In India
Rao Inderjit Singh, the Union Minister of State for Urban Development said in the Lok Sabha – “It is estimated that by 2050, 60 per cent population of the country will live in cities as the rate of urbanisation in India is dramatic.”
2. Large Number Of People Will Migrate To Cities
According to Rao Inderjit Singh, the 2011 Census indicated that nearly 31 % of the total country’s population resides in urban areas. Also in the coming decades a large number of people would migrate to the cities.
3. Government Plans
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has some plans drawn up under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). According to reports steps will first be taken to strengthen the big cities first. Post that the infrastructure and other facilities will be strengthened in the smaller cities.
4. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)
AMRUT aims to improve the basic urban infrastructure in the cities. These infrastructural requirements include, water supply, urban transport, sewerage, storm water drainage, development of green space and parks. Some of the broad targets of AMRUT scheme which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the year 2015 include
- Ensuring access to tap water and sewerage facilities
- Greenery like parks and open spaces
- Digital and smart facilities like weather prediction, internet and WiFi facilities
- Pollution reduction by encouraging secure public transport.
According to Rai Inderjit Singh the states and Union territories can raise funds as required against their share. These funds can be raised through own resources or from the World Bank or foreign financial institutions.