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Almost 70 percent Indians live in rural areas: Census report

Almost 70 percent Indians live in rural areas: Census report

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.

Census report 2011,   population in rural areas,   population in urban areas,   rural area population,   urban area population,  
India on brink of <strong>urban</strong> revolution: UN-backed report

India on brink of urban revolution: UN-backed report

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.

India,   urban revolution,   UN report,   population,   investment,   infrastructure,  
Himachal to bring <strong>urban</strong> local bodies under planning <strong>area</strong>

Himachal to bring urban local bodies under planning area

01 Nov 2014

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government proposes to bring all urban local bodies under the planning area for planned development, Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma said on Friday. He said this would help in providing basic amenities.

State develpoment,   Himachal Pradesh,   HIMUDA,   Urban Development,   Planning infrastructure,  
Gujarat local body polls: Congress leads in rural areas; BJP ahead in <strong>urban</strong>

Gujarat local body polls: Congress leads in rural areas; BJP ahead in urban

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.

Gujarat local body polls,   congress leads in guajarat,   BJP in Gujarat,   Congress leads in rural areas,   BJP leads in urban area,   latest states news,  
ISB to develop Smart City Index for Indian cities

ISB to develop Smart City Index for Indian cities

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.

Indian School of Business,   ISB,   Smart City Index,   Smart Cities,   Urban Infrastructure,   Urban Population,   Indian Cities ,  
Axis Bank to strengthen presence in semi-<strong>urban</strong>, rural areas

Axis Bank to strengthen presence in semi-urban, rural areas

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.

Axis Bank,   semi-urban area,   rural areas,   bank,   banking,   Axis bank branch,  
India builds first smart city on the banks of Sabarmati river in Gujarat

India builds first smart city on the banks of Sabarmati river in Gujarat

15 Apr 2015

Gandhinagar: India`s push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of "smart" cities like the one being built on the dusty banks of the Sabarmati river in Gujarat.

First smart city,   Sabarmati river,   Gujarat,   Urban population,   Prime Minister,   Narendra Modi,   Infrastructure,   Latest Nation News ,  
Delhi becomes world's second most populous city

Delhi becomes world's second most populous city

11 Jul 2014

United Nations: Delhi has become the world's second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo, more than doubling its population since 1990 to 25 million, according to a UN report.

Delhi world's second most populous city,   Tokyo,   population,   World Urbanization Prospects,   urban population ,  
One in four persons lives in <strong>urban</strong> areas in Sikkim

One in four persons lives in urban areas in Sikkim

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.

Sikkim urban population,   Sikkim population,   people in Sikkim,  
Europe has 421 million fewer birds than 30 years ago: study

Europe has 421 million fewer birds than 30 years ago: study

03 Nov 2014

London: Europe has an estimated 421 million fewer birds than three decades ago, and current treatment of the environment is unsustainable for many common species, a study released on Monday said.

Europe,   Loss of Bird Population,   Science Journal Ecology Letters,   Urban green space projects,   Environmental farmland schemes,   ,  

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