Vol. 3, Issue 10 (2016)
Trend of urbanization & urban poverty in India with special reference to Uttar Pradesh
Author(s): Supriya Srivastava
Abstract: Urbanization is a worldwide phenomenon and India is not exception to it. Since the process is associated with shifting of population from rural or semi-urban area to urban area population of urban area has constantly increased. In the country, data of recent decades shows that there is continuous decrease in the rate of urban poverty but the absolute number of urban poor is not declining significantly. On contrary, it can be seen than in several decades number of poor has increased. This phenomenon evident that urban poverty is the result of constant growth of urbanization. Moreover, growth of slums and slum dwellers which is locus of urban poverty is a by-product of rapid urbanization. The present study examines the trends of urbanization and urban poverty in the country based on secondary data. This will be helpful for city planners, policy makers and social workers and for all those who are taking interest in realizing the goal of urban development and making cities slum free.