Type and Form of Rural Houses in India

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According to dictionary type is a number of people or things having in common traits or characteristics that distinguish them as a group or class” and form is the shape and structure of an object or the body or outward appearance of a person or an animal considered separately from the face or head; figure.

Rural and Urban
There are divergent views on what constitutes “rural areas”, where rural “ends” and urban “begins”. The dividing line is blurred. There is no universally accepted definition and it may be useful to adopt the approach of UN Habitat in viewing urban and rural as a continuum of settlements and emphasize the linkages between urban areas and rural areas. Such linkages often take the form of flows of capital, labor and goods between urban and rural areas. E.g. urban areas are dependent on the import of food from rural areas which are in…

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