Urbanization has become a common feature of Indian society. Growth of Industries has contributed to the growth of cities. As a result of industrialization people have started moving towards the industrial areas in search of employment. This has also resulted in the growth of new towns and cities.
The population in urban areas is increasing year after year due to the growth of industries and the search for employment. The other factors for urbanization are the attraction of cities, better standard of living, better educational facilities, etc.
Urban areas are characterized by sophisticated technology, better infrastructure, communication, medical facilities, etc. People feel that they can lead a comfortable life in cities.
The Indian government says that there is an estimated investment opportunity of US $250 billion over next 20 years for basic urban infrastructure development relating to transport, water supply, sanitation and solid waste management.
At the current level of urbanization, urban areas in India are contributing to around 60 per cent of the GDP which is estimated to rise to 75 per cent in another 10 to 15 years.
However, urbanization has increased pressure on cities with severe shortage of housing, commuting issues, public health issues resulting from contaminated water and air, the spread communicable diseases and incidence of crime and violence.
ADMCL is into planning and development of urban infrastructure which ultimately makes urbanization not a burden, but a virtue.