In the current context, India's urbanisation is
progressing at a quicker rate, although just one-third of
the population lives in cities. Only over 30% of the
world's population lived in cities in 1950, but by 2012,
that number had risen to more than 50%. According to
estimates, India's urban population accounted for
around 10% of the world's urban population and about
21% of Asia's. According to a UN estimate, by 2030,
more than 70% of the world's population would be living
in cities. Furthermore, it is estimated that urban regions
will house 40.76 percent of India's population. India is in
the midst of a tremendous urban shift, and its urban
population is the world's second largest behind China's.
Natural growth and rural-to-urban migration have both
contributed to India's urbanisation. In India, urban
poverty has arisen as a result of a lack of employment
possibilities and inadequate income among a significant
portion of the urban population. Therefore, this paper
focuses on India’s urban agglomeration growth.
Keywords : urbanisation, urban growth agglomeration, towns and cities, population growth.