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Contours of Internal Migration in India: Certain Experiences from Kerala

Kumar, Dr.B.Pradeep (2016): Contours of Internal Migration in India: Certain Experiences from Kerala. Published in: B-Digest International Journal of Commerce and Management , Vol. 8, No. 1 (20 June 2016): pp. 43-48.

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In recent times, internal migration has intensified in different parts of the world. In tune with this, migration issues in Kerala have assumed different dimensions thanks to the inflow of a large number of migrants from the far away states like Assam and West Bengal. This has made Kerala a destination which attracts internal migrants besides being a state sending its own people to the Middle East and Europe. The large influx of migrants has caused precarious socio-economic issues in Kerala society. At the same time, Kerala’s dying productive sectors find resurrection only on the ride of the present wave of migrant workers to the State. Set in this background, this paper intends to look into these issues and try to bring out policy interventions by the government to improve the living conditions of migrant workers.

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