Urban Environment

The State of Maharashtra is the third largest State in the country with an area of about 3 million Sq. Km. The state has a sex ratio of about 940 which is fairly equal to the national average. The state has a literacy rate of over 80% which puts it among the top states in terms of literacy. Mumbai, a city that is considered to be the financial capital of India is part of the state of Maharashtra and has a population of over 100 million, making it the country's most populous city. Next to Mumbai, other cities like Pune, Nashik and Nagpur are also more densely populated. People from different parts of India over the years have shifted to Maharashtra in general and Mumbai in particular in search of livelihood.       

Population by Rural Urban Residence – Maharashtra - 2011
Rural – Urban distribution: 54.77% & 45.23%
Level of urbanization increased from 42.43 % in 2001 Census to 45.23 in 2011 Census


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