India's urban population to reach 675 million in 2035, says UN report

"Urbanization remains a powerful 21st century mega-trend," said Maimunah Mohd Sharif, UN Under-Secretary-General and executive director of UN-Habitat.

India's urban population to reach 675 million in 2035, says UN report
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The United Nations-Habitat's World Cities Report 2022, released on Wednesday claimed that India's urban population is estimated to stand at 675 million in 2035, the second highest behind China's 1 billion population.

It said that the rapid urbanisation was only temporarily delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic but the global urban population is back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion people by 2050.