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In-migration to mega cities of India: a case study of Delhi

Verma Chandrakanta, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Cities have challenged human imagination ever since they come into existence from the smallest to the largest; the earliest to the latest, cities have been the greatest points of concentration of people and their social relationships. In India the number of mega cities in 2001 with population of 5 million and above increased to six from four in 1991. These six mega cities are Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore which collectively contain 60 million people and cover 55.6 percent of the population of metropolitan cities or 21 percent of the country’s urban population. The objectives of the present study are (1) to assess the growth of population and patterns of migration in Delhi in general, and to explore the duration and reasons of in-migration. Growth rates, ratios and percentages have been calculated and results are analyzed with the help of maps, pie diagrams and bar diagrams. Thank you....

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Presented in Poster Session 4