Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 12

Metropolitan Conglomerates in Developing Countries: The Mumbai Well-being Challenge

Uriel Halbreich*

Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Bio-behavioral Research, UB, The State University of New York at Buffalo, Founding Chair, WPA Section on Interdisciplinary Collaboration, USA

*Corresponding Author: Uriel Halbreich, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Bio-behavioral Research, UB, The State University of New York at Buffalo, Founding Chair, WPA Section on Interdisciplinary Collaboration, USA.

Received: October 20, 2021; Published: November 23, 2021

Abstract

The United Nation predicts acceleration of urbanization of world population which will grow from the current (2021) 55% to a staggering 68% by 2050. India will add 416 million urban dwellers in the next three decades. Mumbai is a magnet for rural to urban migrants who congregate in one of the world`s largest slums and contribute to a sharp Social-Economical discrepancy. They live in close proximity to a large group of Billionaires. A large Muslim minority (20%) is subject to occasional violent conflicts. individual conflicts might be amplified by a polyglot population (up to 16 different languages), high density, transportation load and challenges of adaptation. Mental and Physical Health Services are challenged. Problems and solutions may serve as a model for other Indian as well as other rapidly developing cities.

Keywords: Metropolitan; United Nation Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA); Transportation

References

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Citation

Citation: Uriel Halbreich. “Metropolitan Conglomerates in Developing Countries: The Mumbai Well-being Challenge”. Acta Scientific Neurology 4.12 (2021): 45-46.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Uriel Halbreich. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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