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The City of Delhi

Kaveri Gill

in Of Poverty and Plastic

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198060864
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080175 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060864.003.0002
The City of Delhi

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Situated in the north of India, on the edge of the Gangetic plain, Delhi is an old city in every sense of the word. In modern times, the city is host to a number of institutions, from national and state-based political party organisations to various arms of national and state-level governments, as well the judiciary. Superimposed on the political significance of the city has been its steadily increasing commercial and industrial significance in post-independence India, particularly since the liberalisation drive of the early 1990s. This chapter gives a brief introduction to the metropolitan city of Delhi, including some background statistics and information on its demographic and employment profile; pressing urban planning and development issues; the institutional framework for its governance; and the municipal solid waste management it faces.

Keywords: Delhi; India; employment; demographics; urban planning; urban development; municipal solid waste management

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Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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