International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)

Population exodus in Pauri Garhwal: Out-migration raising questions on existence of hilly state Uttarakhand


Pankaj Rawat

Migration is a big problem facing by the people from hilly area of Uttarakhand. State has done fairly well in terms of economic growth, but the focus has been only on plain districts. People are now setting in these plain districts (intra-state migration) for better opportunities. The lack of job opportunities, suffering for basic amenities, education, water and health facilities, degrading land, and many more problems pushing people from mountains to the plains. The problem of increasing migration from the rural areas has posed a serious concern for the economy as the economy of the state has been termed as ‘money order economy’. These factors adversely affect the hill district. The rate of migration in Pauri Garhwal is highest in all the districts of Uttarakhand. The declining growth rate indicated the out migration of rural population. This paper aims to represent the major factors responsible for migration in Pauri Garhwal and solutions for population exodus.
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Pankaj Rawat. Population exodus in Pauri Garhwal: Out-migration raising questions on existence of hilly state Uttarakhand. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 654-664
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