Census Town

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The Hindu Business Line  May 17  Comment 
The Ministry of Urban Development has asked 28 States to take action to convert 3,894 census towns into statutory urban local bodies (ULBs) to promote planned urban development, an official statement ...
The Economic Times  Oct 11  Comment 
They have distinct urban features such as dense populations & high rises, but lack basic infra & amenities. Welcome to India's Census Towns!




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In India, a census town is one which has:

  • a minimum population of 5,000;
  • at least 75% of male working population engaged in non-agricultural pursuits;
  • a population density of at least 400 persons per sq. km.
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