Urbanization of a Village - A Case Study of Shilaj

Posted: 2 Mar 2010

Date Written: March 2, 2006


The Indian federal system witnessed dramatic change during 1993 with the introduction of 73rd and 74th amendment in Indian constitution this amendment conferred the status of the third level of government to local bodies. This has taken Indian democracy one step forward and added a new dimension to Indian federal system. This change can be described as one of the most important policy measure.

India is rapidly urbanizing nation. The urbanization of few states is even greater than that of national average i.e. 27.3%. Gujarat is one of the states with urban population of 37.35% according to 2001 census. Gujarat is consisting of seven municipal corporation and 163 municipalities. Ahmedabad is most urban city with 80 per cent urban population followed by Surat (59.96%). The urbanization rainbow come with many colour, one of them is problems and advantages of peripheral areas. Shilaj is situated at the outskirt of ancient India’s Manchester of East, Ahmadabad. Recently Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation(AMC) has merged 27 villages(Gram Panchayat) and Shilaj is one of them. This research paper will help AMC to tackle the future problem and to utilize the available tax sources in most economical way.

Keywords: Constitutional Amendment, Urbanization, Pheripherial areas

JEL Classification: R, R0, R00, R51

Suggested Citation

Dave, Forum S., Urbanization of a Village - A Case Study of Shilaj (March 2, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1562543

Forum S. Dave (Contact Author)

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380054

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