Internal Migration in India

Author : Priya Deshingkar, Anjali B Borhade, Ram B.Bhagat, Indu Agnihotri, Rajiv Khandelwal | 2012
Published By: UNICEF India

Migrants constitute a ‘floating’ and invisible population, alternating between source and destination areas and remaining on the periphery of society. In India, internal migration has been accorded very low priority by the government, and policies of the Indian state have largely failed in providing any form of legal or social protection to this vulnerable group. Internal migration can expand people’s freedoms and capabilities and make substantial contributions to human development in terms of improved incomes, education and health. Although migration can potentially benefit migrants and their families, there are also heavy costs and risks that compromise the potentially positive outcomes of migration.

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