Population growth and environmental degradation in ajmer city

International Journal of Development Research

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6 pages
Research Article

Population growth and environmental degradation in ajmer city

Dr. Milan Kumar Yadav


The presented paper examines the relationship of population to the environment and with growing population, poverty and urbanization the environment is degrading. The study reveals that the city population growth is imposing a burden on the nature of the natural resources. Ajmer population growth in the decade was 18.48% (Total population 2011- 542321). This compares to a growth figure of 20.93% for the previous decade. This growth does not cope with sanitation, hygiene and civic amenities and pollute or degrade the urban environment. Ajmer is situated in the cradle of the Aravalli mountain ranges in the center of Rajasthan. Lack of access to planned space to the urban poor, has resulted in the encroachment on the hill slopes, especially on Taragarh hill and water bodies. The encroachment on the hills especially along the course of natural drains lead to pollution and choking of the drains and lead to change in the course of the drains which affects the inflow into the lakes. The unplanned growth of the city effecting the green belt area deforestation, misuse of the land and plugged drainage system all give a bizarre look to the city. The study is to bring about basic understanding of some of the ecological and demographical issue.

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