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MP is comparatively less urbanized state

Comments Off on MP is comparatively less urbanized state   |   January 30, 2014    08:41am   |Contributed by manoja

INDORE: Madhya Pradesh continues to be a less urbanized state compared to other states in the country.

According to National Institute of Governance and Urban Management (NIGUM), it is estimated that India’s urban population would reach 520 million by 2025 and urban areas may lead to economic, social and political transformation. It also offers opportunities to accelerate economic growth. However, these potentials depend critically on how the cities are being managed.

Pattern of urbanization in India is not uniform. Madhya Pradesh , Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan, lesser urbanized states, constitute almost one third (32%) of the total urban population of the country and have potentials to fasten urbanization and economic growth. Recognizing this fact, the central sanctioning and monitoring committee, ministry of housing and poverty alleviation, government of India approved to establish a national resource centre in Madhya Pradesh to facilitate acquisition of contemporary knowledge, honing skills and develop expertise necessary to plan, manage and govern cities well.

Meanwhile, HM Mishra, has recently been appointed as the director of the Bhopal-based institute NIGUM, for a term of five years by the state government. Prior to it, he was working as the OSD (training), secretariat of town administration & development. He confirmed about his appointment, while talking to TOI over phone.


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