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By Shahab Fazal

Today, India nonetheless is still a rural agricultural state even if the percentage of city inhabitants has additionally elevated yet those figures don't inform the full tale. There are evidences that city development is dispersed and concrete sprawl promotes the unfold of city land use into the rural-urban fringe.

Here the try out is to enquire the land transformation and the using forces which have been influencing the land transformation. the current learn was once performed on peri city interface of Aligarh urban, a comparatively small urban, yet as different north Indian towns, it's also increasing swiftly. additionally, it too is surrounded by means of a populous rural zone with efficient and wealthy agricultural hinterland. Such stipulations supply upward thrust to many conflicts and collectively helpful complementarities within the rural and concrete spheres.

The consequence indicates that the call for for land is excessive which ends up in casual city improvement pleasant the necessities of a few of the city’s citizens. every bit of land is a tradable commodity, and the pursuit of non permanent gains is the major ethic. The actors in PUI are powerful since it is characterised through intermixing of rural and concrete actions and pursuits in addition to the variety of actors are more than in the other area.

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Water bodies/logged 13. 3 Land Capability Evaluation 49 Fig. 4 Land transformation (1980–2000) The present study also made an attempt to estimate the real loss of cropland and its resultant loss of agricultural production on the basis of capability of land for Aligarh’s PUI. The land capability evaluation was made on land which had been under agricultural use but which, due to urban influences, was brought into nonagricultural use during the study period. Land capability classification is an appraisal of the physical characteristics of land, its inherent soil qualities and the farm management practices (Shafi 1969).

The village level secondary data were collected through the village revenue officer (Patwari) who keeps records on village land, including its use and ownership. Disaggregated data at the household level were used to analyze land ownership and transactions. Some additional background information on the villages was derived from various statistical bulletins and governmental publications, as they provided a historical perspective. Satellite images were crucial to this study, because they represented the physical aspects of the urbanizing environment of the PUI villages.

Vacant land 10. Tree plantation 11. Agricultural Land 12. Water bodies/logged 13. 5 10 Tree Note Area in hectare Figures in bold letters (diagonally) are area under that particular land use in 1980, while figures in the same column are shift in area to other classes and figures in same row are increase in area, captured from other land use classes Source Based on Aligarh city-guide map and IRS 1D satellite imageries 1. Residential area 2. Villages 3. Commercial area 4. Educational institutions 5.

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