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Volume No. :   9

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2018

ISSN Print :  2321-5828

ISSN Online :  0975-6795


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Impact of Urbanization on Land Use Changes in Agartala City, India



Address:   Abhijit Santra1*, Saptarshi Mitra2, Debasish Debbarma1
1Research Scholar, Department of Geography and Disaster Management, Tripura University, 799022
2Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Disaster Management, Tripura University, 799022
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00070.0

ABSTRACT:
Urbanization indicates the growth and development of the human civilization in terms of economy, culture and bettern infrastructure. It creates opportunities as well as challenges for better livelihood or and better lifestyle to the urban dwellers. Agartala, Capital city of the state of Tripura is located on the bank of River Haora one of the most developing urban centres of North-Eastern states, India. The urbanization process of Agartala City has been controlled and shaped by physiographic condition as well as socio-economic factors. Close proximity to the Indo-Bangla International Border on the western side checked the direction of growth of the city. Agartala has experienced rapid population growth due to migration in the 1949’s (partition of Bengal) and 1970’s Bangladesh War (Bangladesh Liberation war) which led to imbalance in man-land ratio in Agartala city. Since last few decades, the urban area of Agartala Municipal Corporation has repeatedly increased from 16 sq. km to 76 sq. km expanding towards north south direction. With passage of time the marshy land, forest cover have been converted into residential and commercial build-ups under the influence of rapid urbanization. The present study focuses on the nature and pattern of urban expansion of Agartala city including the factors responsible for indicing the land use change. Man land ratio, population growth, Spatio-temporal change in land use etc. have been identified through the analysis of secondary data as well as Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technique
KEYWORDS:
Land use change, Man-Land Ratio, Population Growth, Urbanization.
Cite:
Abhijit Santra, Saptarshi Mitra, Debasish Debbarma. Impact of Urbanization on Land Use Changes in Agartala City, India. Res. J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2018; 9(2): 407-414.
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