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Urban Agriculture:A Powerful Tool for Sustainable Development


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1 Department of Extension Education, College of Agriculture, C.C.S. Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (Haryana), India
2 Department of Agriculture, Jagan Nath University, Bahadurgarh (Haryana), India
     

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Entire world is experiencing a tremendous increase in urbanization and rural to urban migration. The United Nations reported that during 2018, about 55 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas and is expected to increase to 68 per cent by 2050. India which ranks number two (after China) in the list of countries by population faces similar challenges. By 2024, India is expected to be the most populous country in the world (UN DESA, 2017). Urbanization in India is growing at a faster rate than rest of the world (Hindustan Times, 2007). The World Bank reported that about 34 per cent of India’s population now lives in urban areas which will further rise to 40 per cent in 2030.
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Abhilash Singh Maurya
Department of Extension Education, College of Agriculture, C.C.S. Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (Haryana), India
Joginder Singh Malik
Department of Extension Education, College of Agriculture, C.C.S. Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (Haryana), India
Pravin Kumar Sharma
Department of Agriculture, Jagan Nath University, Bahadurgarh (Haryana), India

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Entire world is experiencing a tremendous increase in urbanization and rural to urban migration. The United Nations reported that during 2018, about 55 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas and is expected to increase to 68 per cent by 2050. India which ranks number two (after China) in the list of countries by population faces similar challenges. By 2024, India is expected to be the most populous country in the world (UN DESA, 2017). Urbanization in India is growing at a faster rate than rest of the world (Hindustan Times, 2007). The World Bank reported that about 34 per cent of India’s population now lives in urban areas which will further rise to 40 per cent in 2030.