Rural #U2013 Urban Continuum

 Rural – Urban continuum Rural- urban continuum, the merging of town and country, a term used in recognition of the fact that in general there is rarely, either physically or socially, a sharp division, a clearly marked boundary between the two, with one part of the population wholly urban, the other wholly rural. … Read more

Urban Indian Economy After 1858 (1)

 Urban Indian economy after 1858 During this period, the Indian economy essentially remained stagnant, growing at the same rate (1.2%) as the population.  India also experienced deindustrialization during this period. Compared to the Mughal era, India during the British colonial era had a lower per-capita income, a large decline in the secondary sector, … Read more

Urban Environment

 Urban environment An urban environment is the region surrounding a city. Most inhabitants of urban areas have nonagricultural jobs. Urban areas are very developed, meaning there is a density of human structures such as houses, commercial buildings, roads, bridges, and railways. Natural urban environment The natural urban environment incorporates not only parks and … Read more

Urban Spheres Of Influence And Rural Urban Fringe

 Urban spheres of influence and rural urban fringe Urban spheres of influence Urban spheres of influence reflect centre-to-hinterland relationship, compared with the non-central region, the centre assumes more complex economic functions, and provides more economic activities. Famous theoretical contributions to this research field are the Central Place Theory (Christaller, 1933), the extension to … Read more

DMPQ- Explain the Urban heat island.

As urban areas develop, changes occur in their landscape. Buildings, roads, and other infrastructure replace open land and vegetation. Surfaces that were once permeable and moist become impermeable and dry. These changes cause urban regions to become warmer than their rural surroundings, forming an “island” of higher temperatures in the landscape. Heat islands occur on … Read more

DMPQ- What are the different types of Urban Settlements?

urban settlements are classified on various bases. However, classification based on size and function are most common. Let us discuss them one by one Classification based on Population Size According to population size, census of India classifies urban centres into six classes. Classwise urban settlements and their population Class                              Population Class I                            1,00,000 and above … Read more

DMPQ- Explain Rural – Urban continuum. What is Rurban mission?

There are many different views regarding the rural-urban continuum. Some scholars say that there are no sharp breaking points to be found in the degree or quantity of rural urban differences. Robert Redfield has given the concept of rural -urban continuum on the basis of his study of Mexican peasants of Tepoztlain.The rapid process of … Read more

DMPQ- Critical evaluate Urban naxalism or hoax ?

Urban Naxalism is a phenomenon where educated individuals living in cities provide legal and intellectual support to Naxalites. These individuals could be lawyers, professors, writers and activists who are not involved directly in Naxal activities. Some people claim that Urban naxals are the ‘invisible enemies’ of India, some of them have either been caught or … Read more