UN-Habitat released “Habitat World Cities Report 2022”.
- The world will continue to urbanize over the next three decades—from 56 percent in 2021 to 68 percent in 2050 This translates into an increase of 2.2 billion urban residents, living mostly in Africa and Asia.
- The UN-Habitat World Cities Report 2022 highlights that, rapid urbanization in India was delayed temporarily due to the covid-19 pandemic.
- The urban population in India is estimated to reach at 675 million in 2035. It will be the second-highest figure, behind China’s one billion.
- After covid-19 pandemic, the global urban population is growing again. It will grow by another 2.2 billion by 2050.
- India’s urban population is likely to reach 675,456,000 in 2035, as compared to 483,099,000 in 2020.
- The percentage of the population in urban areas of India will be 43.2 percent, by 2035.
- It is a United Nations agency for human settlements.
- It is mandated by UN General Assembly (in 1978) to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities to provide adequate shelter for all.
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