India, still being a developing country has a population of 1,336,286,256 ( 1.3 billion) people stands second in the world in highest population just next to China. containing 18% of the world’s population has lakhs of people from rural areas of looking for economical and career opportunities migrating to Major developing cities which promise better living of India has. But the urbanisation has led to massive shortage of living space, hygienic food and water, employment and various kinds of other resources. Here is the list of top 10 most populated cities in India 2018.
Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, having a total population of 3,441,816,is the most populated city of the state and the tenth most populated city of the country. Known for its beautiful forts, historical places, heritage hotels and royal palaces is a very famous tourist destination world wide. Therefore provides a lot of employment opportunities is the main reason for causing migration towards Jaipur.
Kolkatta being the main business, commercial and financial hub of eastern India has witnessed a tremendous growth in population in the last 15 years due to overall development of various industrial sectors and information technology.It has evoked as a city with tremendous potential for industrial growth because of its economic viability and available infrastructure ,major port, an international airport and many nationally and internationally reputed colleges and institutions aimed at supplying a highly skilled work force. kolkatta presently houses 14,485,277 people.
Surat, with a population of 6,043,737 is the 8th most populous city in India and second most populous city of Gujarat, it is known as the “city of flyovers”. It is one of the cleanest city in India and a cultural capital of Gujarat. Surat is a major business hub of the country. The city has witnessed a rapid growth in its trade and manufacturing industries. With its thriving diamond industry and textile industry, every year thousands of people rush towards the city.Surat is regarded as 4th fastest developing cities of India 2018.
Pune is known for its manufacturing and automobile industries, as well as for research institutes of information technology (IT), education, management and training, which attracts students, and professionals from India and people from across the globe and is attracting more and more people every year and presently has a population of 5,926,606 .
Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat, is the largest inland industrial center and the second largest industrial center in western India after Mumbai. It has a population of 8 million people. Known for trade and various businesses, it has one of the fastest growing economy. The development of IT sector and chemical industrial units further led yo a boom in the population of Ahmedabad. With is world’s 39th most populous city in the World.it is the third fastest growing city of the decade according to Forbes magazine. This is one amongst the top 10 most populated cities in India 2018.
Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu has a population of 8.2 million and is one of the largest cities of South India.Being a major business hub of the state,harbouring industries of automobile, software services ,medical tourism , hardware manufacturing and financial services,petrochemicals, textiles and apparels chennai has witnessed a rapid growth in its industrialization and simultaneous growth in the population.
Hyderabad, housing over 6,809,970 people is the 4th most populous city in India next to Bengaluru and sixth most populous urban agglomeration in India.The economic sectors of Hyderabad are traditional manufacturing, the knowledge sector, pharmaceutical industries,financial institutions, including Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited,electronic industries, multinational IT enterprises like Microsoft,Google, biotech industries and tourism etc and attracts people from rural areas looking for employment opportunities. Hyderabad is the fifth-largest contributor to India’s overall gross domestic product .Thousands of students also come here for studies as there are very reputed universities and colleges. Hyderabad again attracts rural people due to their state of the art health facilities.
The capital of Karnataka with many multinational companies, educational institutions, factories, is a growing industrial area and is home to a large number of people who have migrated from other states to Bangalore in search of employment opportunities.Better standard of living and infrastructure are the primary reasons for growth of Population in Bangalore. The city now houses 11,556,907 people. Bengaluru is 22th largest city in the World in population.
It has a population of about 25 million, making it the second most populous city after Mumbai and most populous urban agglomeration in India and 3 rd largest urban area in the world. Delhi has places of historical importance, techological hubs,industries such as handloom,textile, embroidery, corporate, fashion, ITES, Information Technology,Telecom and Pharmaceuticals companies., BPO arts & crafts,sports stadiums, premium institutes and TechnologyTelecom all these has got a boom after the invent of foreign investment The rush of people to the capital in search of employment from the adjoining rural areas and towns has led to a rapid increase in the population, in the past few decades.
Mumbai is the world’s 5th largest city , the financial , commercial and entertainment capital of India. more than 1.2 Cr people are residing in this mega city.Mumbai contributes to more than 6.16% of India’s economy accounting for 10% of factory employment, 30% of income tax collections, 60% of customs duty collections, 20% of central excise tax collections, and the richest city in the country as well as one of the the most populous urban regions in the world. engineering, diamond polishing, healthcare and information technology,fashion, film industry has all contributed in the population.
So. these above are the top 10 most populated cities in India 2018.