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Introduction: Delhi: Bursting at the Seams (00:43)

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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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Urban and Rural Contrasts—The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century

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Delhi: Bursting at the Seams— The ever-expanding capital of India continues to act as a magnet, pulling millions of Indians away from the hardships of the rural countryside. Dikhatpura: Help Through Irrigation— In rural India, creating sustainable agricultural development proves a challenging proposition.

Length: 29 minutes

Item#: BVL113499

Copyright date: ©2003

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