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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2021, 9(2), 296-311
DOI: 10.12691/aees-9-2-22
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Dynamics of Urbanization and Land Use/Land Cover Changes of Gurgaon, Ranchi and Jaipur, India

Rupesh Kumar Gupta1,

1Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

Pub. Date: February 28, 2021

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Rupesh Kumar Gupta. Dynamics of Urbanization and Land Use/Land Cover Changes of Gurgaon, Ranchi and Jaipur, India. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2021; 9(2):296-311. doi: 10.12691/aees-9-2-22


This paper is focused on a set of three growing cities of India namely Gurgaon, Ranchi and Jaipur, for the analyses of population growth and land use changes of the past four decades. For this purpose the census data and multi temporal satellite data and GIS software used. The decadal growth rates of the population in these cities are 44.25, 23.98 and 53.16 per cent in 2011. The effect of this growth has shown in the form of land use changes. The built-up land has increased by 1.84 km2, 2 km2, 4.5 km2 per annum, whereas agricultural land declined by 1.75 km2, 1.93 km2, and 4.52 km2 per annum in these cities. The findings of land use land cover and it spatial relationship between the changes of different classes are critical for understanding the past patterns and the consequences of urban growth so as to inform future insight to the planners, policy makers, risk management and conservation strategies for growth related problems.

Urban Growth Land Use Land Cover Change (LULCC) Multi Resolution Satellite Data RS GIS

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