As per United Nations report, India is projected to add 300 million new urban residents by 2050 and it will also need to build Climate Friendly cities to deal the challenge of accommodating the needs of the Population growth. Research in India found that an increase of 200,000 in the urban population resulted in a decrease of 1.3 to 2.6 per cent in rural poverty.
The first ‘World Cities Report 2016 – Urbanization and Development: Emerging Futures’ report by UN Habitat- In India, urban areas already contributing 60% of the GDP and an extra 300 million new urban residents are projected by 2050 and recommended the Government of India to build 100 new cities with low infrastructure, denser and low energy to avoid the addition of Greenhouse gases Challenges of Municipal Concerns.
The report also stated that there are many challenges like finance and infrastructure mainly for transport, electricity, communications, water supply and sanitation in support of production. Although, China, India and Brazil have become major sites for business investment, presenting global companies with unprecedented opportunities for research and development.
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1. As per which report, India is projected to add 300 million new urban residents by 2050 ?
Courtesy : UN