India is the seventh largest country in terms of area and second in terms of population in the world. The Population in the country continues to be a serious concern from the past few decades, and the pace with which we are burgeoning has put immense pressure on the country’s resources.
The reason behind the rise in population is the inflow of people in these cities from small villages and towns, mainly in search for employment and better career opportunities. This has resulted in a massive shortage of living space, hygienic food and water, employment and various kinds of other resources.
The article is based on the findings and statistics of Census 2011 (which is carried out once in every 10 years), by the Ministry of Home Affairs (India) calculates the population of India.
We have prepared the list of Top 10 most Populated Cities in India, here read more for further details.
Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, is the most populated city of the state and the tenth most populated city of the country. Jaipur is named as the “Pink City”. The city is popular for its heritage hotels and royal palaces.
The city has seen a substantial amount of growth in the past few years. Mahindra group in collaboration with Rajasthan Government, have developed one of the largest IT SEZ in the country, that may generate large number of jobs, when fully operational.
Population (in 2011): 3,073,350
Population (in 2011): 4,486,679
It is the home of some of the largest Indian multinationals like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Wipro.
Population (in 2011): 4,585,367
Pune, the second largest city of Maharashtra is known as the cultural capital of the state. It is another emerging IT city, after Bengaluru. With presence of various educational institutions and industries, the youth gets encouraged to settle in this city.
Population (in 2011): 5,049,968
Ahmedabad, the most populated city in the state of Gujarat is ranked 6th in the list of Top 10 most Populated Cities in India. Traditionally known for trade and various businesses, it has one of the fastest growing economy.
As a result of this development, this mega city has attracted people from all around the country and led to a major increase in the city’s population. This in turn has resulted in traffic problems, sanitation, increment in slum population and hike in the property prices.
Population (in 2011): 6,352,254
It is the home of some of the large multinationals, that generate large number of job opportunities. The city have a literacy rate of more than 90% and entails some of the most prestigious colleges of India, including: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), The Loyola College, and the Anna University.
Population (in 2011): 6,560,242
The city has shown a tremendous growth in the past few decades, and emerged as a global center for Information Technology in India. This industrial growth has attracted a large number of migrants for employment, resulting in the tremendous increase in the city’s population.
Population (in 2011): 6,809,970
Presence of Large multinationals and better educational institutions have attracted people from different parts of the country, to work or study over here. This has contributed to the substantial increase in the city’s population in the past few years.
With the large population, the traffic and a vehicular emission also got escalated and as a result Bangalore is reeling under the problem of air pollution too.
Population (in 2011): 8,425,970
The rush of people to the capital in search of employment from the adjoining rural areas and towns has led to a rapid increase in the population, in the past few decades. This population rise has ultimately put immense pressure on the resources like land, water, power consumption and contributes towards air and water pollution.
Population (in 2011): 11,007,835
Among all cities in India, Mumbai is the most populated city with more than 1.2 Cr people residing in this mega city. It is the most populated and the richest city in the country as well as one of the the most populous urban regions in the world.
Mumbai is the financial and entertainment epicenter of India and owing to this reason people from all around the country, come here in search for better career opportunities.
Rising population has resulted in the shortage of land area, hike in property prices, pollution, scarcity of water and power, and the enormous pressure on the city’s transport system.
Population (in 2011): 12,478,447