Explain the features of semi clustered rural settlements.
Semi-clustered settlements represent a kind of rural settlements that possess the following attributes:
(A) Semi-clustered settlements result from the tendency of clustering in a limited region associated with a dispersed settlement.
(B) Often settlement patterns like these may result from fragmentation or segregation of a larger compact village.
(C) For example, one or above sections of the village society prefer or are forced to live a little distant from the major cluster or village.
(D) Commonly, the dominant and land-owning community occupies the major village, while people belonging to lower strata of society in addition to menial workers settle on the village’s outer flanks.
(E) They are widespread in some parts belonging to Rajasthan and Gujarat plains.
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