Asia is experiencing high rates of urbanisation especially cities in China and India. In the 1990s India’s population grew by 23% but faster growth was experienced in the main cities. Delhi grew by 70%, Bangalore 38%, and Mumbai by 21%. Cities are chronically overcrowded and traffic jams are common. Of India’s 300 million urban dwellers 100 million live in slums without access to clean water, sanitation, and power. However, Indian cities, such as Mumbai, are linked to the rest of the world through finance, tourism, trade, culture, technology, aid, and international agreements.
Urban India – a geographical tools investigation
- by Ross Mackay