4 min read.Updated: 29 Nov 2017, 05:50 AM ISTEjaz Ghani
The high population density of a city makes large-scale manufacturing enterprises less competitive, and forces them to move to rural settings
As policymakers launch new programmes to make India more competitive, accelerate growth and create jobs, cities will play a key role in this structural transformation. India is still at an early stage in this transformation, given that it is a lot less urbanized for its stage of development. The growth potential through urbanization is huge, given that India is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The 100 smart cities programme is an effort to address this gap.