Urban Growth Dynamics of National Capital Region of India Using Geospatial Technology

Nikhil Tiwari

Department of Geography, Central University of Haryana, India.

Parag Jyoti Kashyap *

Department of Geography, Assam University, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The urban growth refers to the movement of people from rural areas to urban areas, where there is a higher level of human population, economic activity, infrastructure, and significant expansion of land use. Urban growth is closely related to urbanization. In the National Capital Region (NCR), unplanned growth is one of the main problems. These obstacles limit the prospects for economic expansion. So, the study area of this research is the NCR of India. The study is based on the growth of urban areas from 1901 to 2011. The data is taken from the Census of India, Registrar General, and Census Commissioner, New Delhi. It has counted the total towns and population in Delhi, NCR, since 1901 and 2011. The District Census Handbook has been used for the collection of urban population and total population data for that district. Google Earth Pro has been used for the kml format of towns. ArcGIS 10.7 software has been used for mapping purposes. The number of towns has increased from 1901 to 2011. There have been found 182 towns in 2011. The towns also show positive and negative growth from 1901 to 2011. The maximum growth of towns was found after the liberalization period. The maximum growth of towns has been found in the Uttar Pradesh sub region. And most of the towns have transformed into urban regions.

Keywords: Urban growth, NCR, GIS, land use, urban growth, agglomeration, Nikhil Tiwari


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Tiwari, Nikhil, and Parag Jyoti Kashyap. 2024. “Urban Growth Dynamics of National Capital Region of India Using Geospatial Technology”. Asian Journal of Geographical Research 7 (2):35-52. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajgr/2024/v7i2230.

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