Delhi, Mumbai to be among world’s 10 biggest cities by 2030: UN report

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Mains Paper 1: Social issues | Urbanization , their problems & remedies

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: United Nations’ World Urbanization Prospects

Mains level: Growing urbanization and steps needed to provide better facilities for city residents


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Delhi, Mumbai to be Megacities

  1. Delhi and Mumbai would be among the 10 largest cities in the world by 2030
  2. This was stated in a report released by the United Nations’ World Urbanization Prospects

Changes till 2030

  1. As per the report, the population in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa is only going to increase by 2030
  2. At present, Tokyo is the most populated city in the world with a population of 38 million
  3. Delhi and Mumbai will be second and fourth largest cities in the world respectively
Urban Transformation – Smart Cities, AMRUT, etc.
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