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Title:
SPHERE OF URBAN INFLUENCE: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED TOWNS FROM BIRBHUM DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL

Authors:
Md Hafijul Haque

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Md Hafijul Haque
Research Scholar, Department of Geography, Visva-Bharati Santiniketan

MLA 8
Haque, Md Hafijul. "SPHERE OF URBAN INFLUENCE: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED TOWNS FROM BIRBHUM DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 7, July 2018, pp. 3527-3538, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=246. Accessed July 2018.
APA
Haque, M. (2018, July). SPHERE OF URBAN INFLUENCE: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED TOWNS FROM BIRBHUM DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(7), 3527-3538. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=246
Chicago
Haque, Md Hafijul. "SPHERE OF URBAN INFLUENCE: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED TOWNS FROM BIRBHUM DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 7 (July 2018), 3527-3538. Accessed July, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=246.

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Abstract:
Urban centre acts as nodal point for spatial planning by virtue of being economically propulsive for goods and services. It takes a leading role in radiating economic development for whole region. In India, 68.24% of total population live in rural areas and rest 31.16% in urban centres. Thus, it is very difficult to diffuse economic development over wide rural area. Hence, a comprehensive approach is imperative for spatially continuous development between rural and urban areas. For this purpose, it is necessary to identify few potential pockets of urban centres in region for radiating development process or function as growth centres, which can be done by means of assessing the functional importance of urban centres and its influence over surrounding areas.