Levels of Urbanization in Mandya District of Karnataka, India

Authors: SURENDRA P*, , SURENDRA PUTTALINGAIAH, Department of Geography and Geoinformatics, Bangalore University, Ashok Devendrappa Hanjagi, Department of Geography and Geoinformatics, Bangalore University,
Topics: Urban Geography, Urban Geography, Urban Geography
Keywords: Key words: Levels, Urbanisation.
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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In this paper an attempt has been made to analyse the levels of urbanisation in Mandya district of Karnataka state of India. When human population grows, the population of any place may spill over from that city to its nearby areas. This is called urbanisation. Urbanisation refers to increasing number of people that live in urban areas. It refers in the physical growth of urban areas weather horizontally or vertically. Mandya District level of urbanisation has been studied with the help of various indicators such as urban growth rate, urbanisation trend, etc. map and diagrams used for systematic presentation of results. The urbanisation in the Mandya district increased from 158786 (13.8%) in 1971 to 308362 (17.1%) in 2011. During last decades the urban population of Mandya district increased. The great majority of people migrated towards urban areas for trade, job and for educational purpose from rural to urban areas. As compare to other taluks, Mandya taluk is more urbanised due to physical and non-physical factors that are responsible for the high Urbanisation in this area. On the other hand Nagamangala taluk record low level of urbanisation. The decadal growth rate of urban population in Mandya district going to increase in last decades.

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