Chattopadhyay and Raza (1975) developed a dynamic model of India’s colonial/dependent economy with a view to linking dependent enclaves of the hinterland areas to the British metropolitan economy. This model is a significant contribution to the understanding of the
colonial spatial processes causing regional disparities in India.
A stage model of the transformation processes of fringe villages followed: (a) the rural stage, (b) the stage of agricultural land-use change, (c) the stage of occupational change, (d) the stage of urban land-use growth, and (e) the urban village stage (Ramachandran and Srivastava 1974)
Rural Stage-at this stage villages are untouched by the urban influence.
Linkage Stage– daily commuting to the city started, the village economy get
tied up the with the growing city economy. Tansportation facility develops
the linkaes with the city.
Stage of Occupational Structure Change–
The diffusion of urban ways of life started in the villages , some of the farmers rent their land to the builders and business man , which changes the occupation of the villagers.
Any city is a large and permanent settlement. There is no agreement on how any city is distinguished from a town, many cities have a particular administrative, legal, or historical status based on the law of the land.
Stage of landuse change-a beginning of the planned residential colonies
started, consequently agricultural land decreases and non-farming activites