Internal Migration in India Initiative
Author : Ram B.Bhagat | 2012
Published By: UNESCO
According to the Human Development Report 2009, the number of those who moved across the major zonal demarcations within their countries was nearly four times larger (740 million) than those who moved internationally (214 million).
In India, internal migration has been accorded very low priority by the government,
which is partly due to a serious knowledge gap on its extent, nature and magnitude. Migration patterns in India intersects with two recent developments. Firstly, increasing urbanization is putting pressure on the accessibility of social infrastructure thereby creating conditions of competitive survival for the migrants in the city and secondly, the expansion of rights based approach to ensure basic services are accessible to all the citizens is a process in the making.
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