Macroeconomics

Growth, Urbanisation and Rural-Urban Linkages in Bihar

  • Blog Post Date 29 February, 2016
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Nandita Gupta

Institute for Human Development

nandita.gupta@ihdindia.org

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Abhay Kumar

Institute for Human Development

abhay.kumar@ihdindia.org

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Shreya Sarawgi

Institute for Human Development

shreya.sarawgi@ihdindia.org

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Alakh Sharma

Institute for Human Development

alakh.sharma@ihdindia.org

The project aimed to explore the reasons for low urbanization in the state and identify its regional pattern across the State and its economic and social characteristics. The findings of the study indicate that industrialisation and urbanisation in the state of Bihar is very much Patna-centric. Urban Development is taking place not in a pyramidal way, where the urban population is distributed with a wide base in smaller towns, feeding successively into bigger towns.

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