Comments on: Urbanisation: threat to Indian economy? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/27/urbanisation-threat-to-indian-economy/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Pete_Murphy http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/27/urbanisation-threat-to-indian-economy/comment-page-1/#comment-13676 Fri, 30 Apr 2010 10:47:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3114#comment-13676 Economists believe that “agglomeration” (urbanization) increases per capita consumption by densifying economic output, thus boosting the economy. Exactly the opposite is true. Economists fail to consider that the need to conserve space drives down per capita consumption, as people are forced into smaller quarters, are forced to forego auto ownership in favor of mass transit, are denied opportunities for recreation, and so on. If Delhiites are already complaining about the effects of urbanization, do economists seriously believe that doing more of the same will yield different results?

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By: rg934 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/27/urbanisation-threat-to-indian-economy/comment-page-1/#comment-13671 Fri, 30 Apr 2010 05:47:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3114#comment-13671 i completely agree when the report says that the present urbanization activities are unplanned as all those who have spent some time in the capital and the areas around it know that the quality of public life has deteriorating, due to lack of public infrastructure and social services.
the only thing sustaining development for now are private initiatives which in fact are still de-motivated by the system.
i am afraid that if these practices continue there is soon going to be a situation in which their may be domestic unrest in the cities due to bad condition of the infrastructure

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By: injunplanna http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/27/urbanisation-threat-to-indian-economy/comment-page-1/#comment-13666 Thu, 29 Apr 2010 19:32:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3114#comment-13666 What India needs is an overhaul of development/design standards for cities and urban planning/management policies.
No city in India today has total control on the agencies providing services within it’s sphere. Security is handle by state govt, health by state govt, Development authorities are their own govt. There is no effective management mechanism in indian cities today. The municipal corporators have very little authority in terms legislative power. What cities need is a post of City manager that is appointed by the Mayor or municpal legislature and the office of the manager should have full control within the cities boundary.

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