International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Issue 8, Part A (2021)
Migration of population: A major disaster of Uttarakhand
Migration from Uttarakhand has been a major issue of discussion amongst the scholars and is being focused in social media since last few years. The original habitant migrated from their native place particularly in rural areas either to urban areas of the districts of Uttarakhand and also to other states for various reasons. The population enumerations data of Census 2011 was released in early 2012 shows that thousands of villages in various districts of Uttarakhand were found un-inhabited means reported zero population. Scholars paid their attention at that point of time also with assistance of additional categories of data but another important facet of study of migration could not be correlated at that point of time due to non availability of data on migration. Now the long awaited data on migration of Census-2011 has been released by the Office of the Registrar General India it will be appropriate to analyze the same particularly with reference to migration from Uttarakhand to other states for various age group with reasons of migration and also at this juncture when the country is facing major disaster of COVID-19 when people particularly village dwellers intends to come back to their native place. The study aims at to describe the factors responsible for migration, its causes and consequences in Uttarakhand on the basis of data on migration of Census, 2011.