Journal of Migration Affairs
Pinak Sarkar (email@example.com) is Assistant Professor, Centre for Development Practice and Research, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
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