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Migration in India : links to urbanization, regional disparities and development policies / Shekhar Mukherji.

By: Mukherji, Shekhar.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Jaipur : Rawat Publications, 2013Description: xxxv, 512 p. ; ill., maps : 24 cm.ISBN: 9788131605578 (hbk.); 8131605574 (hbk.).Subject(s): Migration, Internal -- India | Rural-urban migration -- IndiaDDC classification: 307.240954 MUK Online resources: Table of contents Summary: This book discusses acute problems of distressed migration and urban involution in India, focusing on five Ps: (a) patterns of migration, (b) phenomena of migration-urbanization system, (c) poverty, (d) processes, and (e) policies. The book has three parts: while the first deals with 1991 census, the second analyses 2001 census, and the third pinpoints future issues and challenges. It has analysed many aspects of migration-urbanization at six levels: all-India, district, state, class I city, million city and megacity. About 221 million people moved in 1991, swelling to 327 million by 2001 (out of one billion), i.e., every third Indian is a migrant. By 2011, their number has perhaps risen to 450 million! During 1991-2001 alone, 96 million people migrated. So, the study deals with the ebbs and flows of one of the largest numbers of migrants in the world, the greatest in the human history! It rightly emphasizes upon human dimensions of migration problems, lacking in most studies. It also unravels causal links between migration, urbanization and regional disparities, focusing on many burgeoning issues like poverty-induced migration, widespread rural poverty, urban decay, choking slums, rampant corruption, and widening social and regional disparities.--Publisher information.
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Includes bibliographic references (p. 484-503) and index.

This book discusses acute problems of distressed migration and urban involution in India, focusing on five Ps: (a) patterns of migration, (b) phenomena of migration-urbanization system, (c) poverty, (d) processes, and (e) policies. The book has three parts: while the first deals with 1991 census, the second analyses 2001 census, and the third pinpoints future issues and challenges. It has analysed many aspects of migration-urbanization at six levels: all-India, district, state, class I city, million city and megacity. About 221 million people moved in 1991, swelling to 327 million by 2001 (out of one billion), i.e., every third Indian is a migrant. By 2011, their number has perhaps risen to 450 million! During 1991-2001 alone, 96 million people migrated. So, the study deals with the ebbs and flows of one of the largest numbers of migrants in the world, the greatest in the human history! It rightly emphasizes upon human dimensions of migration problems, lacking in most studies. It also unravels causal links between migration, urbanization and regional disparities, focusing on many burgeoning issues like poverty-induced migration, widespread rural poverty, urban decay, choking slums, rampant corruption, and widening social and regional disparities.--Publisher information.

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