9 May 2012

The definition of an urban area in Census of India 2011 is as follows:


Urbanisation
The definition of an urban area in Census of India 2011 is as follows: 

i) All places with a Municipal Corporation, Municipality, Cantonment Board or notified town area committee, etc. 

ii) All other places that satisfy the following criteria: 

• A minimum population of 5000; 

• At least 75% of male working population should be engaged in non-agricultural pursuits and 

• A density of population of at least 400 per sq. km.(1000 per sq. mile) 

The State Government is responsible for notifying an area as urban. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Urban Development Shri Saugata Roy in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 

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