Understanding Urban ‘Bharat’

By Professor Vikas Mehta, Visiting Faculty – WSB

India has 42 cities with a population of a million plus, 46 cities with a population of half a million to 1 million and 88 cities with a population between a quarter and a half a million. At the turn of the century these numbers were less than half of now.
The urban population is going to expand to 38% up from 31% in 2010.
The six states of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Goa and two union territories of Delhi and Chandigarh will have 55% urban population by 2025.

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