January 26, 2020

Why India has the fastest-growing cities

What explains the rapid urbanisation in Kerala? Vaidehi TandelKadambari Shah and Harshita Agrawal at the IDFC Institute look into the reasons and the implications for governance.

 

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"All three—Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kollam—are in the state of Kerala. This is intriguing. As per the 2011 Census, Kerala had the lowest decadal population growth rate in the country at 4.6%. That is unlikely to have changed by any significant degree in the years since. Hence, Kerala is, quite literally, the last state in the country that should be the site of urban growth driven by a population boom."

 

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