International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Urban and Regional Planning | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023

Urbanization and Status of Slum Population in Ramjibanpur Municipality, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal

Dr. Amalendu Sahoo

Abstract: Across the world, the profile of the urban areas has undergone a drastic change. Developing countries and India in particular, have experienced rapid urbanization coinciding with the development of metropolitan cities, as also small and medium towns. In fact, the Census of India statistics reveal that smaller urban areas are growing faster than larger cities. According to Mazumder (1977), the Delhi?s majority of slum populations are engaged in informal sector Mitra (1993) in his study observed that the slums of Calcutta and Howrah are mainly dominated by poor people. Slum or slum area is a compact settlement of at least 20 households with a collection of a poorly built tenements, mostly of temporary nature, crowed together usually with inadequate sanitary and drinking water facilities in unhygienic conditions. The present study is based on the secondary data of census of India and municipality office. The data will be processed and analysis with the help of simple cartographic diagrams and charts. The study observed that Ramjibanpur Municipality is a oldest town of in the Pachim Medinipur district but the environmental condition in the slums is little bit poor. The slum is partially covered with surface drains. Most of the roads are semi metallic and kuchha. Most of the dwelling units are kuchha, semi pucca or dilapidated. There is needed of proper drinking water supply, street light and sanitation system.

Keywords: Urbanization, Slum, House condition, Basic amenities

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,

Pages: 897 - 903

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