Report on Indian urban infrastructure and services
This Report comes to the conclusion that India’s economic growth
momentum cannot be sustained if urbanisation is not actively facilitated. Nor
can poverty be addressed if the needs of the urban poor are isolated from the
broader challenges of managing urbanisation. Cities will have to become the
engines of national development. India cannot afford to get its urban strategy
wrong, but it cannot get it right without bringing about a fundamental shift in
the mindset which separates rural from the urban.