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04 Dec

Another important aspect that emerges from the analysis is that the process of urbanisation does not support the theoretical transition pattern and hence is not a healthy symptom. Though the decline in the share of agricultural workforce is about 6.4 percent the increase in the share of manufacturing sector is only 112 per cent. On the other hand, it is the informal sector that takes care of the displaced agricultural labour. The reasons may be, apart from capital constraints, lack of sectoral diversification. These trends seem to continue even in 1980s, though the urban base seems to have increased due to the acquired urban status of taluka headquarters and other administrative centres, especially in the backward regions.

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