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URBAN SETTLEMENTS
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URBAN SETTLEMENTS

According to the census of India urban areas are those which satisfy the conditions
given below.
(a) All places with a municipality corporation, cantonment board or notified town
area committee etc.
(b) All other places which satisfy the following criteria:
(i) a minimum population of 5000;
(ii) at least 75 percent of male working population engaged in nonagricultural
sector; and
(iii) a density of population of at least 4,000 persons per square kilometer.

Human Resource development in India
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The Census of India until 1951 defined an urban settlement as: (i) every municipality, (ii) all civil lines not included within the municipal limits, (iii) every cantonment, and (i v) every other continu­ous collection of houses inhabited by not less than 5,000 persons. It was customary to treat some places
with less than 5,000 inhabitants as towns in former princely states since they were of local importance. This definition was modified in 1971 Census to treat all places satisfying the following conditions as towns.

1. All municipal corporations, municipal boards, cantonments and notified areas.

2. All localities though not in themselves local bodies but forming part of a city or town agglomeration.

3. Other places satisfying all the three UN mentioned conditions:

(i) Population exceeds 5,000.

(ii) At least 75 per cent of the male word population engages in non-agricultural pursuits,

(iii) The density of population exceeds persons per square km. In 1981 Census some mi changes were incorporated whereby livestock, forestry, fishing, hunting, plantations, orchard etc. treated as agricultural activity and places having distinct urban characteristics and physical amenities like industrial area, special project area, large hous­ing colonies, places of tourist interest, railway colo­nies etc. could be regarded as towns at the discretion of the Director of Census Operations in consultation with the concerned state governments.
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