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Urbanization:



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[Topics under debate]: GOOD GOVERNANCE
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Proposed change in the text of Manifesto
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                        PART II
                GOOD ECONOMIC POLICY

16.     Greater role of the government in provision of public goods

a)      Urbanization:
The magnitude and quality of urbanization is a sure and foolproof test
of
economic development. Urbanization promotes economic efficiency in all
fields of human endeavour by bringing together a critical mass of human
beings specializing in various sectors of the economy. Efforts should be

made to urbanize India and change the hitherto prevalent tradition of
pulling Indians to just a few, unplanned, congested urban centers.
Urbanization should not mean vacating villages and growing slums around
Mumbai and Delhi. Rather,  it should mean planned development of
localities
across the nation, where there are roads, schools, proper and planned
housing, and a good mix of industrialization and agricultural activity,
while, at the same time, protecting the environment, wildlife and
sufficient
green forest cover aimed at maintaining good quality of life and living
across the nation and not just in a few "urban centers".


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