Journal of Migration Affairs
Pinak Sarkar (email@example.com) is Assistant Professor, Centre for Development Practice and Research, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
The north-eastern (NE) region of India consists of eight states: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura. These peripheral states are connected with the rest of India, often called ‘mainland’ India in common parlance, by a narrow piece of land only 21 kilometres wide in parts—a corridor popularly known as the Chicken’s Neck or the Siliguri Corridor.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Migration, as an economic process, has been indispensable to the human society. The phenomenon of migration involves various multidimensional aspects; understanding the process of migration therefore requires both macro and micro perspectives. A macro-level analysis involves delineating migration trends and patterns in a geographical space within a given time horizon, and also looking into the broader reasons for migration.READ MORE