Rurban mission may be unveiled in Union budget

Rurban mission may be unveiled in Union budget

Programme that aims to provide basic facilities such as drinking water may focus on census towns and small cities
India’s census towns face a governance deficit

India’s census towns face a governance deficit

Governed by panchayats, it is impossible for them to get infrastructure, services a municipality would have provided
Rurban India: The new consumer frontier

Rurban India: The new consumer frontier

One consequence of the urbanization defined by the spurt in census towns has been changes in buying preferences
New paths to urbanization, from farms to factories

New paths to urbanization, from farms to factories

Job creation in India’s census towns, though on a large scale, has not benefited everyone
Led by census towns, migration mixes up urbanization

Led by census towns, migration mixes up urbanization

Census towns are largely the outcome of local populace forcing a change in their rural settings

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Moving people and morphing places
Sun, Oct 07 2012. 11 51 PM

Moving people and morphing places

New census towns have accounted for 30% of the reclassification from rural to urban in the last 10 years
Zero amenities, yet census towns hit the property jackpot
Thu, Oct 04 2012. 11 06 AM

Zero amenities, yet census towns hit the property jackpot

The land prices in Chandpur have risen 10-fold in the last decade
New ‘census’ towns showcase new India
Tue, Oct 02 2012. 11 12 PM

New ‘census’ towns showcase new India

As opposed to conventional urban sprawls, the new urbanization is rapidly incorporating villages into its fold
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