Migration Patterns

Rural to Urban Migration in an Indian Metropolis: Case Study Chennai City

Author : K.Vinayakam, S.P.Sekar | 2013
Published By: IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (JHSS)

Chennai city is the fourth largest metropolis. It has a population of 46.81 lakh by 2011 census, it is expected to grow more by 50.08 lakh in 2012. Considerable proportion of migrated population particularly in large and metropolitan cities lives in marginal settlements, slums and squatter areas with limited infrastructure services threatening health, environmental degradation of urban areas, traffic and other problems of urban areas. The study describes the factors contributing towards rural to urban migration. In rural areas, less employment opportunities, low wages, drought, lack of basic amenities, landlessness, social factors act as push factors and more employment opportunities, higher income, better wages, better facilities activities as pull factors towards the rural to urban migration

URL : http://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jhss/papers/Vol6-issue3/F0633235.pdf?id=5927

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