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May 31, 2019

Modi's New Challenge Is Embracing Urbanization

In this article on the Atlantic emphasising urbanisation as an important policy for NDA's second term, the author cites the case made by Reuben Abraham, CEO and Senior Fellow and Pritika Hingorani, Director and Research Fellow. 


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"Reuben Abraham and Pritika Hingorani, both of India’s IDFC Institute, a small but enormously influential think tank based in Mumbai, have made a convincing case that at present India’s state governments—which are each empowered to decide what qualifies as urban—systematically underestimate the urban share of their populations. According to the Indian Census, only 31 percent of the country’s population resides in urban areas. If, however, you were to adopt Ghana’s or Lebanon’s definition for what amounts to an urban area, India is almost 50 percent urbanized."


Link to the complete article here


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