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4) “Metropolises are going to be a key feature of India’s urbanisation and will play a crucial role in fuelling growth”. Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic:  Isues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

4) “Metropolises are going to be a key feature of India’s urbanisation and will play a crucial role in fuelling growth”. Elucidate.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The article highlights Global Metro Monitor 2018 reports which says that Nine Indian metros feature in the top 150 ranks of the economic performance index. By 2030, India will have 71 metropolitan cities, of which seven would have a population of more than 10 million.

Key demand of the question:

Amidst growing metro regions in India , the question seeks to discuss the role that the metropolis would play in shaping Indian urban landscape.

Directive:

ElucidateGive a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin with brief introduction on the report statistics.

Body:

Discussion should include the following:

First explain what are metropolis – Metropolitan areas concentrate and accelerate wealth as these are agglomerations of scale that concentrate higher-level economic functions.

Discuss how they play a role in changing the urban landscape.

Then discuss the challenges associated with this growing urban picture.

What needs to be done?

Conclusion:

Conclude by way forward.