Urbanization and Modernization and are closely co-related and modernization is marked by increasing urbanization which in turn resulted in the spread of literacy and employment opportunities. Most of the nations of the world have energized their efforts for industrial rapid development and it has the power of attract more money, men and materials for urban centers. Both the heavy industries and the small and medium sized industries in urban areas attract the people from agricultural activities to industrial activities. A distinct transformation has been enveloped by urbanization through natural as well as authoritative framework of Governmental authority.
Assam is a state with comparatively lesser urban growth. Yet as a promising state of North East Region, Assam is maintaining a gorgeous relationship with the South East Asian Nation’s economic spill over as well as transformation. Urbanization keeps all these changes in a development strategy.
This book is a systematic study on urban development in Assam since 1971 with special reference to Barpeta District.