Dr. Shalini M. Guldeokar
Abstract: Rapid industrialization of any region triggers the growth of urbanization. The urbanization of a region leads to many urban problems; water scarcity is one of the main problems, which has evolved due to rapid growth of urban settlement. An attempt has been made to study the distributional pattern of water supply in Katraj area of Pune city. The study beings with two important hypotheses 1) there is irregular and intermitted water supply in the hilly area. 2) The low lying areas receive regular water supply. Katraj area is located along the Pune-Satara highway, the topography of Katraj is not uniform throughout the study area, the region comprised of highly elevated land and low lying area. The settlement pattern of Katraj also corresponds to the topography of the region. Socially and culturally the region has diverse demographic characteristics of population. Therefore the water supply of this area is not even. Economically the region also has mixed strata of society such as slums, flats and independent bungalows. So most of the families are suffer for regular water supply, in this study has tried to find out the geographical analysis of water supply of corporation.
Keywords: Distribution, Industrialization, Settlement, Uniform, Urbanization