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LEVELS OF URBANIZATION IN SOLAPUR DISTRICT OF MAHARASHTRA: A GEOGRAPHICAL STUDY

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Author(s): GATADE D. G | VHASMANE A. S. | KHANDEKAR M. S.

Journal: Indian Streams Research Journal
ISSN 2230-7850

Volume: III;
Issue: I;
Start page: 2012;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Level of Urbanization | Geographical Study | Solapur District | Urban Population | Socio Economic | Demographic.

ABSTRACT
The Solapur district is one of the urbanized districts in the Maharashtra state having about one third of the population in urban areas whereas about two fifth of state population lives in urban area. The Solapur district accounts for 31.83 per cent of total population concentrated in urban areas. The level of urbanization is a good indicator of level of development and also provides the base for analyzing the quality of life in spatial perspective. In this paper an attempt has been made to examine the levels of urbanization. The entire study is based on secondary data.Data is mainly derived from the District Census Handbook of Solapur and Socio economic Review and District Statistical Abstract of Solapur.Tehsil is selected as basic unit of study investigation.The year selected for study is 2001census year.Level of urbanization is calculated by using Z score value as well as on total percentage of urban population.

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