A paper by Subhash Kothawale
Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol-I , Issue V [June 2011]
This paper attempts to identify the functional bases of news towns through a functional classification and to understand the regional disparities in functional nature of the new towns in Maharashtra.
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The census of India 2011 has put online the data about the cities and urban agglomeration having population one lakh and above. There is data on population by sex, 0-6 years old population, and number of literates.
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A paper by Sirisha C. Naidu
Economic and Political Weekly October 15, 2011 vol XLVI no 42.
This paper is reviewing the book India’s new economic policy: a critical analysis edited by W. Ahmed, A. Kundu and R. Peet.
This book looks at the major effects of the economic liberalisation on the economic growth and the indian society. This present review focuses on three dominant thematics: urbanisation, the processes of development and environmentalism, and resistances to economic liberalisation.
During this meeting each participants have presented the first results of their fieldworks and have specified what are the main topics they are going to cover in the framework of the Suburbin project. Below the summary of this workshop gives the outline of what has been discussed.
To raise the awareness amongst the population, the Government of India has launched a Census 2011 Facebook page. It is not necessary to subscribe on Facebook to access the page and some interesting informations are available, notably on the debate of the defintition of urban area in different countries. Moreover, there are some links to online papers on topics relative to the census. See the link.
A second Facebook page on the census 2011 exists, with a dozen of link to papers from Times of India and Youtube videos relative to census. Unfortunately, the page is not updated since February. See the link.
This is a IGIDR Working Paper written by S Chandrasekhar that you can download here.
This paper provides estimates of workers residing in rural (urban) India and commuting to urban (rural) areas for work. The estimates are based on National Sample Survey Organisation’s survey of Employment and Unemployment (2009-10). In 2009-10, a total number of 8.05 million workers not engaged in agriculture commuted from rural to urban areas for work while 4.37 million workers not engaged in agriculture commuted from urban to rural areas for work. It argues that the size of the rural and urban labour force should be adjusted to account for the workers who commute to a location different from their usual place of residence.
A paper by Amitabh Kundu
Economic and Political Weekly 2011 October 01, vol XLVI n°40.
The 2011 Census has reported a marginally higher growth in the urban population, yet it also reports a phenomenal increase of 2,774 new “census towns” – greater than the number of such new towns identified in all of the 20th century. Could this be the result of some kind of census activism working under pressure to report a higher pace of urbanisation? Since the Census of India has a reputation for rigour, it is imperative that the methodology for identification of new towns and possible changes from the past are made public.