Assessing double injustice of Climate Change and Urbanisation on Water Security in peri-urban areas around Bangalore

According to the 2011 Census, for the first time since Independence in 1947, the absolute increase in population was more in urban areas than in rural areas. In 2011, the rural–urban distribution stood at 68.84 and 31.16 per cent respectively. The level of urbanisation increased from 27.81 per cent in the 2001 Census to 31.16 per cent in the 2011 Census, and the proportion of rural population declined from 72.19 per cent in 2001 to 68.84 per cent in 2011 (Chandramouli, 2011).

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