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INDICATORS OF URBAN GROWTH OF SURAT CITY (A demographic study)

Urban growth is the movement of population from rural to urban areas and the resulting increasing proportion of a population that resides in urban rather than rural places. This paper endeavors to highlight the population and urban growth of Surat City with emphasis on level, tempo of urban Growth in Surat. In order to understand the demographic and geographical dimension of Urban growth in the Surat city. Three components of urban growth are considered in this research paper i.e the natural increase, net migration, the area wise classification.

Status of Migrant Construction Workers - A Case Study of Surat City

Since independence, India has witnessed of rapid urbanization, the pace of urbanization is not only due to the natural increase in population growth, but it has been mainly caused by the heavy influx of rural migrant in urban areas (Ganguly, 2009; Ledent 1982), especially in the large sided cities. The high rate of migration in the urban areas in India is due to the availability of higher employment opportunity. One of the most important sector which leads to high migration in urban area is construction sector.  The present study focuses on the migrant construction workers in Surat city.

YASMINE GOONERATNE'S A CHANGE OF SKIES: A STUDY IN DIASPORIC EXPERIENCE

Etymologically, the term ‘diaspora’ is derived from the Greek term ‘diasperien’. ‘Dia’ means ‘across’ and ‘sperien’ means ‘to sow or scatter seeds’. Currently, the term, ‘diaspora’ is referred to those displaced communities which have been dislocated from their homeland through migration, immigration or exile. They are the hordes of displaced persons and communities moving across the globe. ‘Diaspora’, therefore, suggests dislocation from a geographical location of origin and relocation in another territory or country.