Impact of Corridor Development on Rural Settlements Along Delhi–Jaipur Axis

  • Awadh Narayan Choubey
  • Taruna BansalEmail author
Part of the Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences book series (AGES)


Over the years several scholars and philosophers have done large amount of work on the rural—urban linkages as well as on the spatial pattern of non-agricultural employment. This has been attempted to understand the changes that both rural and urban settlements have witnessed over the years and to analyze the factors responsible for these changes. The result of these modifications has been that the line between urban and rural has not only thinned but has even blurred in some cases. In developing countries like India, though there may be some exceptions. This is because even today the distinction is clear when these settlements are examined on the dimensions of economy, occupational structure, levels of education, accessibility to services, demography, political set up and levels of migration. Here urban population is still defined as those contained within urban administrative regions. Although the peripheral regions are under the urban influence the degree varies from place to place in the context of concentration and accessibility. The result is rural transformation. One needs to look into this transformation and examine the pattern as this has lead the transition from the rural dominated to an urban dominated world. In this context the present paper attempts to study the process of rural transformation along the Delhi–Jaipur axis using a geospatial approach. The purpose is to understand the impact of growth of urban centers on rural settlements along this axis from 1991 to 2017.


Rural transformation Urban growth Delhi Jaipur Geospatial technology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyJamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia

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