15 Jul 2011
Nearly 70 percent of the country's population lives in rural areas where, for the first time since independence, the overall growth rate of population has sharply declined, according to the latest Census.
01 Aug 2011
One in every four persons in Sikkim now lives in urban areas, according to a provisional census report. "A total of 1, 51,726 people out of Sikkim's total population of 6, 07,688 live in nine towns of the Himalayan state. This is 24.97 per cent of the state's total population," data released here on Sunday by Directorate of Census Operations said.
12 May 2015
New Delhi: The current immunisation rate in rural areas is around 58 percent while it is over 67 percent in urban regions of the country, the government on Tuesday said and attributed lack of awareness among parents and non- availability of vaccines as the reasons behind the low rate.
02 Dec 2015
Ahmedabad: Leading in 18 of the 31 district panchayats of Gujarat, Congress today looked set to make an impressive comeback in rural areas of the state, while the ruling BJP retained its hold on urban centres as trends of the local bodies polls continued to pour in.
02 Dec 2015
Ahmedabad: The Congress is leading in district and taluka panchayats and the saffron party is ahead in corporations and municipalities as initial counting trends in the crucial civic polls in Gujarat start pouring in from across the state.
17 Sep 2014
United Nations: India is on the brink of an urban revolution with its population in towns and cities expected to reach 600 million by 2031, according to a new UN-backed report which pegged the gap in urban infrastructure investment in the country over the next 20 years at a whopping USD 827 billion. Over the last two decades, India's urban population increased from 217 million to 377 million and this is expected to reach 600 million, or 40 per cent of the population by 2031, said the New Climate Economy Report by the The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate released here on Tuesday.
03 Dec 2014
Chennai: Private lender Axis Bank is making heavy investments in semi-urban and rural areas in terms of providing infrastructure as these areas offer potential in driving the growth of the business, a top bank official said.
11 Mar 2015
Hyderabad: Indian School of Business (ISB) having campuses in Mohali and Hyderabad, is working on a plan to develop a Smart City Index for Indian cities.
14 Feb 2014
New York: Do you often feel you are relatively deprived, less well-off than those around you and have an urge to splurge while you don't have that moolah? It is time to look for another neighbourhood.
20 Jul 2013
Beijing: Witnessing its heaviest rainfall of the year since Thursday, the Kunming city in China's Yunnan province is grappling with an urban flooding.Cars and taxis have become submerged in the city and more than 200 inundated buses have been rendered unusable. The drainage system has failed, resulting in floods in many areas of the city, a news agency reported on Friday.