Migration Patterns Of Migration

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populations have been inherently mobile throughout history. Migration is an international phenomenon and it has been so from time immemorial. It is a movement of people from one place to another by crossing an administrative boundary. Migration has vast socio-economic and cultural implications both in the origin and in the destination countries (Bogue, 1959). Patterns of Migration have always fascinated demographers. Elaborate theories have been formulated on the subject and policy designed to reduce or take care of the effects of migration. Migration may be classified as internal or international and as voluntary or forced. If it is voluntary migration, mental and physical adaption of the migrants of their new habitats and environment becomes easy. On the other hand, if it is an involuntary or forced migration, it creates socio-cultural disequilibrium among the migrants. Involuntary displacement of human population is always traumatic. Migration from the mountain region of Uttarakhand has been a common phenomenon. The Uttarakhand State is also known as the Dev Bhumi or Land of God because it houses various religious places and places of worships that…show more content…
Some of the results could perhaps also be called alarming for Uttarakhand. The latest decadal growth of Uttarakhand 18.8 %, much higher than the all-India decadal growth of 17.64%, is somewhat lower than the previous (1991-2001) growth rate of 20.41 %.The Population of Uttarakhand as per the census of 2011 is 10086292. Out of these, the males constitute of 5,137,773 and females comprise of 4,948,519. The male to female ratio is 1000: 963. Out of the total population 69.45% resides in the rural areas of Uttarakhand. The total Rural Population of Uttarakhand is 7,036,954. The rest of the 30.23% resides in urban areas.The 2011 Census reveals migration from all hill districts of the State.

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