Introduction: Delhi: Bursting at the Seams (00:43)
An overview of information covered in this section is presented.
Liberalized Economy (03:40)
India's capital, Delhi, has a population between 13 and 14 million. Remnants of Islamic domination can be seen in Old Delhi. New Delhi was built in the British colonial period.
Challenges of Overpopulation (03:47)
Some people who migrate from agricultural villages to Delhi have nowhere but the streets to live. More than one-third of the population live in squatter's camps or slums. Population increase has led to large numbers of cars on the road.
Satellite Cities (02:37)
The National Capital Region Plan Board is attempting to solve overpopulation problems. Guraon explains what is needed to create a congenial living environment. Gurgaon's development is a crucial part of the satellite plan.
Maintaining a Stable Infrastructure (03:28)
One advantage for rural to urban migration is that caste discrimination occurs less in cities. Takeshi explains that a harsh countryside life leads to overpopulated cities.
Introduction: Dikhatpura: Help Through Irrigation (00:45)
An overview of information covered in this second section is presented.
Water Management (04:07)
Life in rural India has always revolved around the southwest monsoons. Villagers must depend on well water and summer rain. The Indian government began a major irrigation project in 1947.
Lack of Water Use Rules (03:15)
Irrigation water is the lifeline of the village. Management of the canal is the responsibility of the Irrigation Bureau, smaller distributaries are managed by villagers.
Gender Equity for Women (04:15)
The benefits of agricultural reform have not been evenly distributed. Ghosh describes the challenges of a small scale farmer in India's countryside. Women do not share the benefits of the Green Revolution.
Credits: Urban and Rural Contrasts—The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century (00:47)
Credits: Urban and Rural Contrasts—The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century
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