Document Type : Primary Research paper
PhD Scholar, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
Professor, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
In 2011, India's urban population was 377 million, with 600 million predicted by 2031. Cities are rapidly expanding in India, primarily at the expense of valuable countryside. In India, urban growth consumes an average of 0.12 million hectares of agriculture per year. The purpose of this research is to investigate the current planning policies in India that are causing agricultural land loss during the development process. With respect to regional plans and development plans, planning policies for the developing cities of Pune and Bangalore are analysed and compared in depth. The analysis demonstrates a significant shift in planning policies throughout time, with the development agenda for the region's economic development taking precedence over the preservation of farmlands that are becoming urbanised for all of these rising cities. Many of the planning policies are similar in all of the cities analysed, but only a few are considered as taking into account local realities and political agendas. According to the study, quick action is needed to address planning flaws and reform the few planning regulations that can assist preserve farmlands that are being impacted by urbanisation.