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    Pinak Sarkar

    Pinak Sarkar (psarkar@iimraipur.ac.in) is Post Doc Fellow, Economics and Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Raipur.

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  • An Overview of Out-Migration from Uttar Pradesh Using Census 2011

    Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in the country, with a population size of around 200 million (199, 812, 341 persons), and constitutes around 16.52 per cent of the total population of India. The state also has a very high population density of 828 per sq km compared to the national average of 382 per sq km (Census 2011). Regional imbalances, very high level of unemployment and widespread poverty are well-established characteristics of the state.

  • 2011 Census Snapshot Out-Migration from Bihar: Major Reasons and Destinations

    The overall development scenario in Bihar has always put the state in a spotlight in debates on regional imbalances, economic development, poverty etc. The backwardness of this eastern state can be attributed to various factors, such as very low agricultural output coupled with a high dependence on agriculture, a hugely skewed distribution of land with landlessness being widespread among peasants, lack of industrialisation, high population growth etc.