ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Understanding the Transformation of Rural Economy into Urban Economy

Census Towns in Uttar Pradesh

An understanding of the emergence of new census towns, as reported by the 2011 Census, necessitates an investigation, specifically at a micro level, into the factors behind the shift of the male working population from the farm sector to the non-farm sector. The emergence of census towns at an all-India level and the history of census towns in Uttar Pradesh are examined. Census towns in selected districts of UP have been analysed to comprehend the trends and patterns of urbanisation resulting from the transformation of rural areas into urban settlements. A case study of Soraon, a census town in Allahabad district of UP, has also been undertaken to further understand the urbanisation process along the rural–urban continuum.

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Updated On : 16th Aug, 2019


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