Kolkata

Aoife Farragher
Mind Map by Aoife Farragher, updated more than 1 year ago
Aoife Farragher
Created by Aoife Farragher over 1 year ago
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Urbanisation

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Kolkata
  1. Kolkata has a population of over 15 million people. It is one of the largest urban areas in the world.
    1. 1. Rapid growth
      1. Population of Kolkata has grown rapidly due to inward migration and high birth rates
        1. Kolkata is a densely populated city.
          1. Overcrowding leads to pressure on services and leads to development of shanty towns, known as bustees
          2. 2. Social and economic inequalities
            1. City centre area of Kolkata is wealthy
              1. Employment is high
                1. Bustees are home to the poor
                2. 3. Unplanned development (shanty towns)
                  1. 4 million people living in Kolkata's bustees
                    1. Quality of housing is poor
                      1. Houses are small and overcrowded
                        1. Poor sanitation
                        2. 4. Lack of infrastructural services
                          1. Services are inadequate
                            1. Access to clean water is limited
                              1. Sanitation is poor
                                1. Waste disposal services are lacking
                                  1. No electricity and no roads
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