A Spatial Analysis of Population Growth and its Distribution: A Case Study of Eastern Uttar Pradesh
Ankit Singh, Ruchika Singh
According to Karl Marx, man is the source of all wealth and that without him, all other resources remain idle. Man is therefore the main focus of all development endeavours. Consequently, a region's population has a significant impact on its development. However, beyond a certain point, the added population becomes a strain on the region's limited resources. As a result, studying population growth and distribution within a region is vital for analysing its development prospects and paving the way for optimal resource utilisation. This paper deals with the basic nature and characteristics of population distribution, its density, and growth in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. This region being endowed with fertile alluvial soil and abundant natural resources, has experienced substantial population growth in the last few decades. The purpose of the study includes highlighting the trend of population growth in last decade in study area, locating the densely populated regions and analysing the distribution of people in the area. The study demonstrates that the districts located in the north and south of the study area have very high (more than 21%) rates of population growth. In terms of population density, the central and north-eastern parts of the region fall into the very high to high density category, whereas the south-eastern, western, and north-western portions have low population density.
Ankit Singh, Ruchika Singh. A Spatial Analysis of Population Growth and its Distribution: A Case Study of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. International Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 36-41