Are Poor Really Poor in Pune City
Department of Management Studies by Women’s Christian College, Chennai, held on 7th and 8th October, 2010.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014
Date Written: October 8, 2010
The India’s economy is experienced boost of 8.6% growth rate by industrial production and services in the first quarter of the year 2010. The cities which are contributing to this growth rate majorly are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangaluru, Hyderabad and Pune.
This paper concentrates on, the effects of the above said growth on the poor of the Pune city. The city is not only developing because of the boom in IT sector but also growth in agro-business and manufacturing industry. This has not only increased per capita income which is currently Rs. 46,000/-, the highest in country but also has helped raise the living standards of the unskilled labour force. To show this effect a primary survey was conducted which reflects that the living standard of the labour class has gone up, which gives a clear indication for the rise in migrant population in the city.
The study reflects that the migrant population is hand in hand in contributing to the tax generation by the Municipal, which in turn is planning to invest INR 1,960 million by 2011-12 on land use and development planning purpose. This will generate huge employment opportunities for unskilled labour residing in the cities slums.
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