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Level of Urbanization: An Empirical Study of North 24 Parganas

Author Affiliations

  • 1Majdia Rail Bazar High School, P.O. Majdia, Nadia, West Bengal, INDIA
  • 2 Dept. of Geography, Swami Niswambalananda Girls' College, P.O. Bhadrakali, Hooghly, West Bengal, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (10), Pages 12-20, October,14 (2014)

Abstract

As the world gets increasingly urban, more than half of its population live in cities and towns. India and West Bengal too is catching up the trend. Urbanization inevitably is accompanied by some changes in the socio-economic character of the place which is going through the process of urbanization. North 24 Parganas has a long history of urbanization. The district had experienced a remarkable rate of urban growth both in terms increasing urban population and urban centres since 1951. The present study analyses the trend of urbanization and also detect the level of urbanization of the district on the basis of composite standardise values of some selected urbanity and socio-economic indicators and also focused on type of economical concentration in respect of urbanization level. Community Development (C.D) blocks have been selected as the spatial unit for present study. This article reveals that there is intra spatial disparity in the urbanization level and economic activity of the selected C.D. blocks.

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