Rurbanisation in Policy and Practice
Authored by: Anushka Negi
Edited by: Kausumi Saha
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This issue brief, the third in SPRF’s series on India’s Urban Transition focuses on the process of rurbanisation. Rurbanisation has been recommended by many scholars and taken up by successive governments as a way of redistributing the effects of India’s economic growth, which has been conventionally concentrated in and around major urban centres. This brief explores the progress of the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission or National Rurban Mission (NRuM), the most prominent policy measure to promote rurbanisation, launched in 2016 under the Ministry of Rural Development. It also identifies relevant roadblocks and provides recommendations for the same.