Main Workers

Are those who had worked for the major part of the year preceding the date of enumeration i.e. those
who were engaged in any economically productive activity for 183 days or six months during the year.

Management It is the coordination of an organised effort to attain specific goals or objectives.


 When people build humongous houses because they can. And because they want to show how rich they are.

Marginal worker

Workers, who work during any time in the year preceding the enumeration but do not work for a major part of the year i.e those who worked for less than 183 days or six months.

Marginal workers

Are those who work during any time in the year preceding the enumeration but did not work for a major part of the year i.e those who worked for less than 183 days or six months.

Master Plan

A comprehensive long range plan intended to guide the growth and development of a city, town or region expressing official contemplation on the course its transportation, housing and community facilities should take and making proposals for industrial settlement, commence, population distribution and other aspects of growth and development. It is usually accompanied by drawings, explanatory data and prefatory apologia explaining its limitations. Few aspects of the city process are aroused for controversy than the master plan. Conceptions of what it should be to run the gamut for the future down to the simple zoning scheme. No master plan can fulfill the specification in the face of recurring changes caused by industrialisation, population shift, traffic increase, urbanisation and periodic political undulations.


 A city with a population of 10 million or more.


 An urban agglomeration of over 20 million people


Is an Urban conurbation having a population of one million and above with a cosmopolitan character and administered by one or more municipal corporation or local bodies.

Metropolitan Village

 A dormitory settlement within commuting distance of an urban workplace and in which more than 20 percent of the resident population are employed in town or cities.


 A microclimate is  climate in a small area that varies significantly from the overall climate of  a region. Microclimate are formed by nature or manmade geography and topography, such as hills, buildings, and the presence and absence of trees and cagetation.


The climate of the land surface, extending no more than a few meters above ground and strongly influenced by its material, morphological and organic components.


  The removal of minerals (like coal , gold, or silver) from the ground.

Missing Middle Housing

 The missing jigsaw piece that fits in between cramped one-bedroom apartments and McMansions.

Modular housing

Factory produced units used alone or in combination with other units after it is erected at a building site.


A document that pledges the buyer's property as security against a loan.

Municipal Corporation

 Municipal Corporation is a local government body that administers a city of population 10,00,000 or more. Under the panchayati raj system, it interacts directly with the state government, though it is administratively part of the district it is located in. The largest Municipal Corporations in India currently are Mumbai, followed by Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai,Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Surat and Pune. The Corporation of Chennai is the oldest Municipal Corporation in the world outside UK