Rural-urban migration in Bihar

  • Blog Post Date 28 December, 2018
  • IGC Research on India
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Over the last decade, Bihar has experienced rapid economic growth and increasing urbanisation. The purpose of this project was to investigate the patterns of migration in Bihar. The study found that migrants from Bihar are taking up less agricultural work than in the past and are increasingly moving to work in construction instead. The overwhelming majority of migration in Bihar is cyclical labour migration. Because the majority of migration in Bihar is cyclical, migrants are often unable to access their social entitlements when they are working away from home. This is because social entitlements are currently based on a sedentary model and can only be claimed in the jurisdiction in which an individual is registered. The government should therefore consider making social and political rights portable.

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