Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationSSLC (English Medium) Class 8th
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Discuss the problems of urbanisation. - Social Science

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Discuss the problems of urbanisation.

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  • Housing and Slums:
    There is a lack of space for housing and a marked reduction in the quality of housing in the urban areas due to increase in population.
  • Over Crowding:
  1. Over – crowding leads to unhealthy environment in the urban areas.
  2. It also the cause of many diseases and riots.
  • Water Supply, Drainage, and Sanitation:
  1. No city has round the clock water supply in the world.
  2. Drainage situation is equally bad.
  3. The removal of garbage is a Himalayan task for urban local bodies.
  • Transportation and Traffic:
  1. The absence of planned and adequate arrangements for traffic and transport is another problem in urban centers.
  2. The increasing number of two-wheelers and cars make the traffic problem worse.
  • Pollution:
  1. Towns and cities are the major polluters of environment.
  2. Several cities discharge their entire sewage and industrial effluents untreated into the nearby rivers. Industries in and around the urban centers pollute the atmosphere with smoke and toxic gases.
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Samacheer Kalvi Social Science Class 8th Tamil Nadu State Board
Chapter 2.4 Migration and Urbanisation
Evaluation | Q VII. 3 | Page 121
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