UPSC CSE – SYLLABUS: GENERAL STUDIES-2- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the
performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

Internal Migration in India

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Though migration is expected to enhance consumption and lift families out of absolute poverty, it is not free from distress such as unemployment or underemployment in agriculture, natural calamities, and input/output market imperfections.

In India, over the recent decades, agrarian distress (a push factor) and an increase in

better-paying jobs in urban areas (a pull factor) have been drivers of internal migration.


Measures needed:

Source: ”The Hindu”


Discuss the trends in internal migration in India. What are the problems faced by them? Suggest measures to alleviate them..