Contemporary Urbanisation in India: Issues and Challenges

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  • Author :Anuradha Banerjee
  • Year of Publication :2013
  • ISBN: :9788180699542
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 530
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Geography, Sociology

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About the Book :

This book is a compilation of nineteen articles, on various urban issues that provide considerable challenges not only for the national government, but also for the city managers in contemporary India. The first section of the book provides an overview of macro urbanisation and urban growth in India. Section two focuses on employment and infrastructure. Urban housing, slums and basic amenities form the subject matter of section three. Section four highlights the existing problems of urban environment and health, whereas the last section is on urban policies in India. Beginning with a macro perspective the book focuses on the micro regional variations highlighting specific problems of urban India.

About Author :

Anuradha Banerjee has presented a holistic approach to the study of human settlements in the less studied Sundarban Delta. She has used a blend of theoretical and empirical information, as well as the latest analytical methods. Dr. Banerjee has graduated with honours in Geography from Lady Brabourne College, Calcutta University. She has also to her credit a Master of Arts degree in Geography, followed by a Master of Philosophy from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. A research fellow of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research during 1988-1993, she had also been awarded with a Doctor of Philosophy from JNU. She belongs to the fraternity of Social Scientists, the thrust of her research being Population and Human Settlement. Her research line also includes Human Ecology, Environment, Resource Studies, Social Development, Women and Child Development and Participatory Research. She has worked in the project Impact of Sea Level Rise Due to Green House Effect 'west Bengal and Orissa Coasts' sponsored by Department of Environment and Forests, Government of India during 1991-1992. She has also been associated in various capacities with voluntary organisations. She is a life member of Institute of Landscape, Ecology and Ekistics, Calcutta; and The Geographical Society of India. At present the author is working as a consultant in the Human Resource Development area of the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi.