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Migration is one of the important dimensions in constructing population dynamics in any region. Migration is often the outcome of numerous multidimensional factors. They might be physical, economic, socio-cultural political factors or blend of one or more. In the present time economic factors are main responsible factors behind the migration in the developing and under developed countries. Migration has a direct impact on the population size of areas of origin and destination (Goldscheider, 1987). The entire Himalayan region is completely affected by migration and the state of Uttarakhand is no excetion to this, which has shown a constant increasing trend in intra rural urban migration since its formation in 2000. The Rudraprayag region in Uttarakhand is one of the rugged terrain areas with harsh climatic conditions and limited employment opportunities. Therefore, the study tries to analyses the migration trend in the area based on the primary survey of 16 villages. The maximum share of migrants is due to job and employment which makes
up to 13.58% in the region. Education is the second most important region with 11.13% due to which people tend to migrate in the region especially the younger population. The migration condition of Rudraprayag district is presented in this paper.


Migration demography Rudraprayag Uttarakhand

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Jangwan, . A., & Upreti, . P. (2019). Status of migration in Uttarakhand: A case study of Rudraprayag District . Environment Conservation Journal, 20(3), 61–72.


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