Migration Narratives: The SHRAM Blog

Economic Survey 2017 says labour migration higher than earlier estimates

According to data cited in the survey, Delhi was the largest recipient of migrants, accounting for more than half the number in 2015-16. People from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar accounted for almost half the migrants in the same period.

The survey reveals that states like Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat attracted large numbers of migrants from the Hindi-speaking states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh.

According to the survey, internal migration rates have dipped in Maharashtra and surged in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, reflecting the growing pull of southern states in India’s migration dynamics. The survey reinforces the fact that the less affluent states have more out-migrants and the most affluent states are the largest recipients of migrants.The new Cohort-based Migration Metric (CMM) shows that inter-state labour mobility averaged 5-6.5 million people between 2001 and 2011, yielding an inter-state migrant population of about 60 million and an inter-district migration as high as 80 million.

Read the excerpt of the Economic Survey Chapter on Migration of Labour here- http://bit.ly/2kt0UHH

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