International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)

In-Migration in NCT of Delhi: An overview


Pradita Gupta, Smita Bhutani

Since migration results in the redistribution of population, its study assumes great importance in the analysis of demographic data. Geographers with their concern for spatially expressed processes are attracted to the study of relocation of people. It is in this context, that migration has been of central interest for the disciplines like geography which is spatially oriented and which lays its emphasis upon the understanding of spatial processes and spatial interactions. For a city like Delhi, serving as a nation’s capital as well as the union territory of India, the study of migration has become all the way more important as it helps in understanding the dynamics of the society better. Delhi has been receiving population through international and national migration so much so that, today’s more than one third of its total population is accounted as migrant population. This rise in the migrant population of Delhi is mainly due to the migration of people to the capital in search of a better living standard. Today, the composition of population in Delhi ruminates the perfect cosmopolitan image. The cosmopolitan city bears with it multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious composition of the population. Due to this high rate of in-migration Delhi has become one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Thus, it is necessary to understand the patterns of migration in the national capital territory of India. The objectives of the present study are (i) to assess the growth of population and in-migration in Delhi; (ii) to examine the patterns of in-migration in Delhi; (iii) to explore the duration and reasons of in-migration; (iv) to study the characteristics of in-migrants in NCT of Delhi including the proportion of workers in different occupational categories; age-sex structure; literate population; degree of educational attainment; sex ratio; marital status etc. Due to the unavailability of migration data for 2011, data of 2001 has been used and mathematical techniques like rates, percentages have been applied to get the desired results. It has been found that the decadal growth rate of Delhi was 21.2 per cent in 2011, which is quite alarming. The pattern of in-migration from different states also shows a great variation. Only six states contribute more than 80 per cent of the total migration in Delhi. Employment was main reason among males while marriage and family moved with household was the dominant reason among females.
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Pradita Gupta, Smita Bhutani. In-Migration in NCT of Delhi: An overview. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 578-583
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