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Visakhapatnam gears up for 3rd BRICS Urbanisation Forum Meet

In Andhra Pradesh, the Visakhapatnam district administration and city police are geared up for the smooth conduct of the 3rd BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Urbanisation Forum Meet with the theme- “Building responsive, inclusive and collective solutions for urbanisation”. The Union government had selected Visakhapatnam for hosting the summit wherein delegates will discuss investments, urbanisation, formation of new cities and policies and will explore solutions for the challenges. The conference would discuss how to increase the productivity, how to make a separate urban finance system and creation of employment opportunities. The three-day meet beginning today will be inaugurated by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in the presence of Union Minister of Urban Development, M. Venkaiah Naidu and other dignitaries. With an eye on promoting ‘Sunrise Andhra Pradesh’ on the global arena, the state government had also gone all out with convening seve

CM for measures to face urbanisation challenges

Walk to work, cycle to work features to make Amaravati a green capital, says Naidu Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has underscored the need for evolving measures to face serious challenges that are likely to be thrown up by the rapid pace of urbanisation. “Urbanisation is a reality, and it is unstoppable. Close to 80 per cent of the GDP is expected to come from urban areas in the near future,” he said, stressing the need for governments to gear up for meeting challenges. Mr. Naidu was delivering the keynote address at a meeting convened by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in New Delhi on Wednesday. He recalled how he developed Hyderabad into an economic and IT hub during his earlier stint as Chief Minister of the united State and said that he had suggested some structural changes in urban development, including generation of energy through solid wastes, as convenor of the sub-group of the Swachch Bharat Mission. The Chief Minister said people had given him an op

StatsGuru: A look at the country's urbanisation prospects

The inauguration of Andhra Pradesh's new capital city is a valuable time to take stock of India's urbanisation prospects The inauguration of Andhra Pradesh's new capital city is a valuable time to take stock of India's urbanisation prospects. A World Bank study of urbanisation in South Asia released last month points out, through Table 1, that South Asia is the least urbanised major world region. However, the Bank's own estimate of urban agglomeration is considerably - almost twice - as high as India's domestic estimate, a point made for all the South Asian countries in Table 2. As Table 3 shows, South Asia is not urbanising as fast as its low urban ratio would suggest, either, well behind East Asia and on a par with sub-Saharan Africa. Nor is South Asia becoming urban at the rate that seems appropriate for its stage of economic development, as Table 4 suggests. However, South Asia's share of global gross domestic product (GDP) is well belo