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‘Declining growth rate is good news’

mumbai Updated: Apr 02, 2011 01:42 IST
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Among the many reasons for the declining population growth rate in Mumbai is that agglomeration economies like in Surat, Ahmedabad, Pimpri-Chinchwad have been successful in creating job opportunities, reducing migration to Mumbai, said Dr RN Sharma, professor, Centre for Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Experts say that the declining growth rate is good news because it means regional disparities have reduced, but the city may need to reinvent itself in the long run to avoid stagnation.

Meanwhile, the sex ratio in the country’s financial capital continues to be the lowest in the state, though it is marginally better than the 2001 census. The sex ratio in the island city is 838 females for every 1,000 males and 857 females for every 1,000 males in the suburbs.