An Evaluation of Physical and Socio-Economic Expansion of Bankura Municipality

  • Dhiren Barman Department of Geography, Seacom Skills University Kendradangal, Bolpur, Birbhum, West Bengal, India https://orcid.org/0009-0006-9542-4210
  • Gouri Sankar Bhunia Department of Geography, Seacom Skills University Kendradangal, Bolpur, Birbhum, West Bengal, India
Keywords: Social Landscape, Economic Landscape, GIS, Bankura Municipality

Abstract

Urbanization can be viewed as a significant socioeconomic change process that is mostly brought on by the population increase of towns. However, based on a wide range of geographical circumstances, the nature and dimensions of urbanisation and urban development are found to differ across the micro-level of the Bankura district. With this context, an analysis of the spatiotemporal variance in urbanisation patterns in the Bankura Municipality is attempted in this study, along with an examination of its effects on socioeconomic, infrastructure, and demographic traits.
Ward-wise socio-economic information have been collected from the Bankura Municipality. All these data have been processed and integrated into GIS platform to measure spatial variation of urban landscape. Results showed that Wards 11 and 22 contained a sizable portion of the population. The population was found in Wards 7, 10, 15, and 19 in a moderate amount. The central ward of the town, number 2, had a very high literacy rate of 80.81%, while number 19, in the southwest, had the lowest literacy rate at 44.87%. The central area of the city is where the majority of the government buildings are located. The eastern region of the city was where the general business centres could be found. Most of the educational centres (college and school) were located in the central and western part.

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2023-09-01
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Barman, D., & Bhunia, G. (2023). An Evaluation of Physical and Socio-Economic Expansion of Bankura Municipality. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 11(4), 18-23. https://doi.org/10.34293/economics.v11i4.6510
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