With a big drive to service global demand for talent and specialised
services, India is seeing a dramatic growth in the new urban development.
Influx of multinationals with long-term plans and huge infrastructure
needs have resulted in very large tracts of sub-urban areas being rapidly developed into mini cities of
mortar and glass, attracting a very large number of Human Resource to choose working in these areas.
So far, it's a great story and no one is complaining.
However, the undercurrent of this affects an aspect of daily life that
people are sacrificing in exchange for opportunity to work for better companies and serve a global audiences.
With focus on space and architecture, the new developments lack an organic marketplace for daily needs,
including food and other necessities, which are the strength of the heart of cities inhibited for centuries.
A city, we understand takes decades to settle down and get populated with relevant service outlets, evolving
into self sufficient communities including sustainable fresh cooked whole food outlets. The suppliers
and business mature over time and the community chooses what's good for itself and a sustainable
ecosystem is created. It is imminent that we are seeing a huge gap on this front.
There is no regulatory body that ensures an even distribution of space for commodities we need for a
better life. No specialised group of people who decide how the mix of business that needs to be present
and in what quantities in a locality. It was a natural process of ecosystem evolution which the
current sub-urb expansion cannot afford.
So we ended up with a neo-modern urban features called Food Deserts where the most talented and productive
population works and spends their significant days.