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How Urbanization trending in Guntur
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How Urbanization Trending in Guntur

Guntur is located 24 km (15min) away from the state capital Amaravathi. Guntur city is the administrative headquarters of Guntur district, of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipal corporation and also the headquarters of Guntur mandal in Guntur revenue division.

It is situated on the plains at a distance of 40 miles (64 km) to north of the Bay of Bengal. The city is the third most populous in the state with a population of 743,654 and urban agglomeration population around one million as per 2011 census of India.

Guntur is one of the most prominent cities located in Andhra Pradesh. As Amaravathi is announced as the capital of A.P. which gradually made Guntur as an emerging city.


The Term Urbanization refers to:

Urbanization refers to the population shift from rural areas to urban areas, the gradual increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas, and the ways in which each society adapts to this change. It is predominantly the process by which towns and cities are formed and become larger as more people begin living and working in central areas.

Urbanization is the most happening term these days which is usually experienced by both economically developed countries as well as developing countries.

Guntur is classified as a Y-grade city as per the Seventh Central Pay Commission. It forms a part of Vishakhapatnam-Guntur Industrial Region, a major industrial corridor in the country. The city is known for its chilli, cotton and tobacco exports and has the largest chilli market yard in Asia.

Urbanization in Guntur:

The basic reason of urbanization in Guntur arose as the population has paced up after Amaravathi is being announced as the capital city of Andhra Pradesh. The major contribution which has turned up Guntur as into an urbanized city with the facilities like:

Job opportunities in industries and businesses have popped up after Amaravathi becoming the capital so to tap this opportunity people in rural areas are moving to the city. The Government of Singapore has agreed to erect the seed capital region that is expected to cover a distance of eight square km. The state government has also pledged INR 1,500 crore for purposes of capital construction. It is expect that the city will get awarded the status of ‘Smart City’ as well. Job opportunities gradually increased in Guntur due to new development around, various multinational companies started their projects. New business has also come up. With such announcements, there has been a positive effect on real estate as well. Real estate of all kinds is developing at an appreciable rate As Amaravathi will become Smart City it will get more financial assistance to develop itself & neighboring cities.

Better schooling in Guntur

Guntur is also promoted as the knowledge hub city containing many famous schools & colleges which will create significant impression on the development. Several universities are also showing some keenness in developing their campuses on the city, which could supply the talent needed to take the city to the next stage of development in the days ahead.

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state. As per the school information report for the academic year 2015–16, the city limits (including the merged villages) have more than one lakh students enrolled in over 400 schools. The Central Board of Secondary Education, Secondary School Certificate or the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education are the different types of syllabus followed by different schools. The medium of instruction followed by schools are English, Telugu and Urdu.The public library system is supported by the government with the central library located at Arundalpet.

NTR Urban Housing Scheme – Better Housing Facilities

The Andhra Pradesh government has set a target of building 19 lakh houses before the elections. It has approved 1,02,977 more houses under the NTR Urban Housing Scheme 2017-18. These homes will be linked with the PMAY- Housing for all (Urban) scheme to secure subsidy, with the centre approving Rs 1,544.66 crore for construction across 84 urban local bodies (ULBs) in Srikakulam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore, Chittoor, Kadapa and Anantapur districts. Each house will cost Rs 3.5 lakh and the centre will offer Rs 1.5 lakh and the state government will offer Rs 1 lakh. The beneficiaries will be given a loan worth Rs 75,000 and will only contribute Rs 25,000.
The state’s objective is to build 13,66,557 houses in rural areas and 5,39,286 houses in urban areas by investing a sum of Rs 56,000 crore.

Well-developed infrastructures like roads and rails that are so wide and peaceful

The Transportation facility were also improved- The local transport preferred by the city commuters include, privately operated auto rickshaws, cabs, mini-buses and a few government run APSRTC buses in specified routes. A new mini bus depot is being built in the premises of Main bus station to run city buses within the city and nonstop buses to other areas. The Guntur railway station operates MEMU and local trains for the one lakh commuting population, including thousands of university students. City Bus Services are also operated to almost all the places. New buses were introduced in place of old ones and also APSRTC started running 9 buses in the city in various routes.

It has famous Medical College named GMC which is the best Medical College in the state. Government colleges and institutions include, Guntur Medical College, Government Junior College for Girls. There exists one residential college under APRJC, ten private aided, two co-operative and many private unaided colleges. Hindu College, A.C College are some of the older institutes in the city. JKC College, RVR & JC College of Engineering, Tellakula Jalayya Polisetty Somasundaram College (TJPS College), Government College for Women and St. Joseph’s College of Education for Women are the autonomous colleges approved under Universities Grant Commission scheme. The Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University at Lam village near the city is administered from Gorantla area of the city. Research centers related to different fields such as, Regional AGMARK laboratory, regional station of Central Tobacco Research Institute of Indian Council of Agricultural Research are also present. The city hosts many national, state level conferences and expos on many topics like economy, agriculture, technology etc.

There are a number of hospitals (government and private) in and around Guntur city to help the needy people.
Multi-specialty hospitals in the city are celebrated for their remarkable skill at management and the facilities they lay on the table to cater to the needs of their patients. A certain number of these establishments are run by the government while the others are set up by private owners. Housing considerate and skilled staff, these hospitals have gained an immense amount of acknowledgment from those in the field. The equipment housed at these centers are of the best quality and thus make the treatment for each patient more accurate and easy. The medical specialists own a considerable amount of experience because of which they are considered to be among the most recommended in the city. Looking to treat the patients well, there is a constant effort made to improve their technique and find advancements made in the various field in medicine. Cardiology, Critical Care & Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Gynaecology and Neonatology are some of the most common departments held under each multi-speciality hospital.

Plots for sale in Guntur

There are many high raised apartments in Guntur which offer a wide range of amenities like Swimming Pool, gym, Table Tennis & Indoor Games etc. New development came into being, earlier there were hardly high any rise apartment seen. But now there are new projects like Exotica & Jyothirmaye came in the picture. People also started appreciating the new changes & also showed their interest for more development.

The cost of living is low when compared with Hyderabad and Vijayawada. You would need around 74,722.24 Rs in Vijayawada to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 69,000.00 Rs in Guntur (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Cost of Living Plus Rent Index to compare cost of living.

This is how Guntur is stretching & becoming the urban city and to fulfill all the necessities of the people living & shifting to Guntur to make their future happy & successful.

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