SPRAWL OF MAJOR CITIES IN UTTAR PRADESH AN ASSESSMENT THROUGH REMOTE SENSING...

SPRAWL OF MAJOR CITIES IN UTTAR PRADESH AN ASSESSMENT THROUGH REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUE

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Ashwani K. Srivasava
Remote Sensing Applications Centre,
Email: [email protected]

Vibhu Sarin
Remote Sensing Applications Centre, Lucknow, U.P
Email: [email protected]

Rajesh Upadhyaya
Remote Sensing Applications Centre, Lucknow, U.P
Email: [email protected]

Amit Sinha
Remote Sensing Applications Centre, Lucknow, U.P

Sudhakar Shukla
Remote Sensing Applications Centre, Lucknow, U.P

S.P.S.Jadaun & Virendra Kumar
Remote Sensing Applications Centre, Lucknow, U.P

Uttar Pradesh is the most populous and the forth-largest state of the India with a total geographical area of 240918 sq.km. At present the total population of the state is about 166 million, as per 2001 census. The process of urbanization has been very slow since the beginning of this century. In 1901 about 11.08 percent of the total population of the state was residing in urban centers whereas in the beginning of 20th Century, there were 548 towns in the state, which rose up to 704 towns in a span of 100 years. Accordingly the cities/towns in a span of 100 years achieved the status of Ist class cities/towns, which are quite less in early years of 20th century, due to rapid urbanization in the recent years.

This study is useful for all the people concerned with the urban development of evolve alternative, suitable and effective strategies to regulate a uniform pattern of urbanization so as to get a total development in the state as a whole and to ensure optimum utilization of land resource.