Centre for Smart and Resilient Development

Planning for Sustainable Development of Peri-Urban Areas

By Ramakrishna Nallathiga | March 9, 2022

Urbanisation | Peri-Urban Areas | Sustainability | Development Planning | Governance and Institutions



India has been on a steady march towards becoming a largely urban society for the last few decades. According to Census (2011), India's urban population constituted 32 per cent of the total population, which would have further risen to 35-40 per cent by 2021 (Census survey for 2021 is yet to be made on account of an ongoing pandemic).