Climate Change, Migration and Urbanization: An Indian Scenario

Digambar Chimankar, Fakir Mohan University

In this paper an attempt has been made to examine the role of migration as an aggravating factor which either in isolation or in conjugation with other factors like climatic change makes the circumstances more vulnerable for the urban population. The paper discusses the need for a planning document which is to be prepared in the context of demographic dynamics and its importance not only to city but to the regional planners and managers. Indian census data 1991 and 2001 data have been utilized to understand the pattern of migration and urbanization in the country and agricultural data for the agricultural productivity. The regional disparities found in the rural to urban migration. Bihar, Uttar Prardesh, Krala have the more out migrants. And the reason was mostly unemployment. For the state Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa migrants’ natural calamity reason is found. So, attempt has been made to look into the Indian scenario.

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Presented in Poster Session 7