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dc.contributor.authorDhar Chakrabarti, P G*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.contributor.editorWestendorff, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:52:05Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:52:05Zen
dc.date.issued2001-05-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520120056397en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130509en
dc.descriptionAt 300 million, the urban population of India is still less than one third of its total population. It is projected that by 2045 nearly 800 million Indians will be living in its cities - more than the total population of the whole of present-day Europe. Already, the infrastructures of all the six mega- and 40 million-plus cities of India are under very severe stress. The ground water is depleting rapidly, pollution is reaching crisis levels, the transportation system is in disarray, and sewerage and sanitation are in a shambles, all of which is affecting public health and hygiene. This explosive state of affairs has not been adequately appreciated at the national and international level. This paper analyses the programmes and policies adopted so far to correct the situation, identifies their shortcomings, and looks into the new initiatives that have been undertaken to make the cities self-sustainable units of governance and reliable service providers.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent13en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/urban-crisis-in-india-new-initiatives-for-sustainable-cities-130509
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.titleUrban crisis in India: new initiatives for sustainable citiesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryIndiaen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.issuenameDevelopment and Citiesen
prism.number2 & 3en
prism.volume11en


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