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Characteristics of Rural Urban Fringe of Jammu City India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 G.G.M Science College Jammu, University of Jammu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Earth Sci., Volume 3, Issue (5), Pages 1-9, May,25 (2015)


The emergence of the rural-urban fringe on the outskirts of the Jammu city is a recent phenomenon. The unprecedented growth of urban centers after the independence and migration from the different areas of the hinterland resulting in congestion and overcrowding in the city and surrounding on the one hand and development of modern means of transport and communication on the other. The emergence of fringe zones the complex problem of adjustments between the rural urban ways of life. It exhibits quite interesting characteristics revealing remarkable changes in land use, mobile and low public utility, fast expansion of residential areas and trans-communication channels. Thus, in this paper the apparent characteristics of the rural urban fringe of Jammu city in regard to the following indicators have been analyzed population growth, literacy, occupations structure (ratio of non agricultural workers), sex ratio and population density.


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