Migration and Urbanisation

Migration and Urban Habitat

Interconnecting migration and urbanisation

100 +
Urban local bodies
100 +
migrant resource



Urbanisation has become synonymous with modernisation and progressive development. Yet, while the transition uplifts cities and sets the wheels of economic prosperity and all-round development in motion, a new set of challenges begin to emerge. Beyond a certain threshold, a city’s infrastructure, natural resources and governance mechanism begin to reel under the mounting pressure of unplanned growth.

The United Nations estimates that close to 68 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, up from the current 55 per cent. India’s urban population will have grown by an additional 416million dwellers by that time.

Through their migration and urban habitat portfolio, the Trusts address the following sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations:
  • Reducing inequality
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Partnerships to achieve the goal
  • Good health and well-being
  • Providing clean water and sanitation
  • No poverty
  • Zero hunger

Regions Covered in Migration and Urban Habitat

Key highlights — Migration and Urban Habitat

  • 14Number of states and UTs
  • 107Number of districts
Gujarat +
Bihar +
Jharkhand +
Chhattisgarh +
Maharashtra +
Madhya Pradesh +
Rajasthan +
Telangana +
Uttarakhand +
Karnataka +
West Bengal +
Odisha +
Assam +
Uttar pradesh +

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