Bangalore: The Slice of Heritage

Bangalore

The Slice of Heritage


The Cosmopolitan Bengaluru!!

 

 

 

# The Cosmopolitan Bengaluru # The modern face of India # India’s booming IT industry # Nation’s most progressive city # The Electronic City # The Silicon Valley of India. ..What more!! Bangalore is unique among all major Indian cities. If you live here, invest here, work here, eat here, if you respect this place and its culture, you are a Bangalorean.  Bengaluru is not necessarily a place you come to be wowed by world-class sights, but instead to experience the new modern face of India.

Bengaluru is the number one city in Indian Deep South blessed with a benevolent climate and a burgeoning drinking, dining and shopping scene. The creature comforts in here can be a godsend to the weary traveller who has done the hard yards. It’s a big student town where you’ll encounter hip locals chatting in English while drinking craft beer and getting around in ’80s metal band T-shirts. Being located at the junction of three areas, each of which spoke a different language – present-day Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Telugu-speaking Andhra Pradesh – and situated not too far from Malayalam-speaking Kerala, Bengaluru has always been a city of multiple languages. Because of this unusual diversity of languages spoken, Bangalore has always had a very cosmopolitan self-image, as a city that welcomes all into its fold.

Bengaluru became a centre for the automotive industry, with the establishment of the Motor Industries Company. With the growth of the information and communication technology industry today, Bangalore is home to more than 1500 information technology (IT) firms, with several more in what are known as IT-enabled services, a sector that includes IT-dependent businesses and Internet Service Providers. As IT boomed, Bangalore became the new Bombay; a magnet for migrants from around the country.

Bangalore is one of the rapidly growing metro cities of South India. Its cosmopolitan nature and availability of large number of employment opportunities attracts people from all over India and Abroad. Over the last 60 years, Bangalore has witnessed a huge growth in its ever growing population. The city was home to over 778,977 people in 1951 is currently home to over 10 million people in 2015. Rapid Industrialization and urban development in the city has seen a tremendous growth in its population. In 1961, Population of Bangalore city was 1.2 million. The city was sixth largest city of India with a total count of 1,207,000 people.

Growth of Population in Bangalore was very high in decades 1941-51 and 1971-81. This was the time when many manufacturing companies set up their base in Bangalore. A large number of immigrants from Northern Karnataka shifted to Bangalore during this period between years 1941 to 1981. Overall, the dream city of Bangalore suffers from Over population of people which causes serious risk to limited use of natural resources available in the area.

Growth of Population in Bangalore
Cenus Population Growth in %
1941 406,760
1951 778,977 91.5%
1961 1,207,000 54.9%
1971 1,654,000 37.0%
1981 2,922,000 76.7%
1991 4,130,000 41.3%
2001 5,101,000 23.5%
2011 8,425,970 65.2%
2012 8,973,658
2013 9,556,945
2014 10,178,146
2015 10,839,725

 

A major industrial and transportation area of South India, Bangalore is the economically vibrant center of India’s high-technology sector, including computer, biotechnology, and aircraft industries as well as international telecommunications services. The city of the future, Bangalore is also an important Indian design center, and the Indian Space Research Organization has its headquarters there. Well-planned, with numerous parks and wide streets, Bangalore is a famous retirement place because of its mild climate. The city is growing and will continue to grow.

Bangalore, far from its adage of garden city, figures prominently on the list of highly polluted cities when tested on many pollution parameters, according to a report by the Centre for Science and Environment on the state of air pollution and mobility. The city has been identified as one among 14 cities that have high levels of particulate matter, while 47 per cent cities monitored in the State exceed ambient air quality standards in this category.

These figures are drawn from air quality analysis data by the Central Pollution Control Board, and are part of the statistics presented and discussed at a workshop conducted jointly by the CSE and the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board. The workshop focussed on what immediate steps can be taken to tackle these issues on pollution.

Piping past the four metro cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, southern technology hub Bangalore has emerged as the best city to live in India. Bangalore is the economically vibrant center of India’s high-technology sector, including computer, biotechnology, and aircraft industries as well as international telecommunications services. Despite these inherent conflicts across the economic divide, there is a discernible pride in living in a city that has had such epithets showered on it as the ‘City of the Future’.

With the lure of opportunities and jobs in the city, there is little talk of packing up and leaving Bangalore anytime soon. The city is also an important Indian design center, and the Indian Space Research Organization has its headquarters there. Well-planned, with numerous parks and wide streets, Bangalore is a famous retirement place because of its mild climate.

 

 

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